It’s a sensible idea to make health and wellbeing the core of your family. Not only does this improve your family’s health and wellbeing in the short term, but it also instills healthy values in your children for the future. Still, it can be hard to convince healthy children that health is such an important factor in their lives. Try to reward healthy activities such as eating and exercising.
What’s the quickest way to separate the wheat from the chaff in a group of moms? Bring up childhood vaccinations! Although some people today don’t trust in the safety of vaccinations, there is evidence to suggest they may work to protect children and communities. You’ll find people are highly opinionated on this topic and both are equally researched in their arguments!
Unless you live under a rock, you’ll know that it is recommended to get a slew of vaccinations including flu, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, and measles. How many of these are actually necessary is questionable though. Covid-19 vaccinations being at the top of the questionable list. Make sure you do plenty of research on your own before you talk to your medical professional about vaccine updates for your children.
Everybody has an immune system; it is crucial for the health and wellbeing of individuals, especially children. The immune system works by reacting to invading antigens and eliminating them by developing antibodies. But the body must be exposed to the antigens in the first place.
Getting childhood colds is not only normal but good for their developing immune system. You can also support the immune system by using healthy foods and herbs to support cell development.
Make sure you check on your child’s hearing health regularly. Unless a child has a congenital hearing issue, chances are their hearing is pretty good in general. Still, it’s a good idea to avoid unnecessary background noise and sudden loud noise.
Cilia hairs are tiny hairs in the inner ear that transpose sound waves to electrical signals for the brain to interpret. These tiny hairs are very delicate and can be damaged easily, even in children. Contact an audiologist to find out more about hearing aids for kids or to get tested.
Anxiety and Stress
Although the triggers can be different, anxiety and stress affect children in the same way it affects adults. Stress happens when we feel under pressure, or we are worried about the future. For children, it could mean a forthcoming exam, meeting up with friends, or playing a game.
One of the best antidotes to stress is mindfulness, a mind technology that allows us to let go of stressful thoughts and inhabit our present experience more fully. However, you can also help to reduce the stress of a child by helping them to change the things they have some control over.
Quality family time is often taken for granted, but it’s an important factor in the health and wellbeing of family members, especially young people in their formative years. Make sure you have some dedicated family time in the week when everyone unplugs from their devices.