Adolescents and teenagers often have poor sleep habits. This results in both inadequate amounts of sleep and sleep that is poor quality. Sleep issues can affect their physical growth, as proven in repeated studies. But it also impacts depression and other aspects of mental health.
Doctors and public health officials have had plenty to worry about during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Spread rates, mortality rates and who was really at-risk top the list. Also on that list was this: how likely are pregnant mothers to pass the virus along to their unborn children?
By now you’ve been bombarded with news headlines about the “grave danger” to children posed by COVID-19 coronavirus. Reports of “unusual” illnesses related to the virus are swirling, too. But what is the real risk that your children might be killed or left damaged by COVID-19?
Many Americans, including many parents, believe cannabis – marijuana – to be a more benign alternative to other substances, causing few negative side effects and little harm to the body’s systems. But as research continues onto cannabis, we’re learning the truth – and it seems to be getting uglier.
Your kids are especially vulnerable to the psychological and emotional scars that can come from being blasted with pandemic news and misinformation all the time. Join me for some strategies and tactics to help them avoid the worst of it!
A hospital is a scary place for children. Even the hallways can leave them shaking. MRI scanners, though, represent a source of abject terror for most children. One man decided there had to be a better way – so he invented one by redesigning MRI’s to be more “kid-friendly.”
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19 has taken over the news. For adults, the news is frightening. For children, it can be terrifying and may leave real scars. Parents can ease kids’ fears and help them cope with this pandemic, if they have the tools.
For parents, rewarding children with food can sometimes seem like an easy fix for behavioral challenges. Kids respond to delicious treats, after all. But is this a dangerous habit that threatens the health of children?
Massive tournament-ready facilities and public private partnerships have turned the youth sports industry into a multi-billion-dollar real estate development boom. Whether this serves the interest of the children playing the sports or serves the corporate shareholders involved remains to be seen.
Your kids just put in a great game! Win or lose, they went all out and worked their tails off. Now it’s time for a post-game snack! They earned it, right? It’s a tradition, after all. But is it a tradition that’s actually making your kids fatter and less healthy?