Category: Childrens Health and Wellbeing

Pros and Cons of In Home Child Care

If you have small children, then you probably have to grapple with the realities of child care. After all, most folks have to work for a living, and many do not have grandparents who can watch the little ones all of the time. For many a parent the search for the right in home child care day care provider is hard to do. Granted, there are numerous leaflets and booklets available that are designed to help you understand what to look for, but when it comes to that personal touch, they are not as accommodating. For example, should you choose the big day care center or should you choose the small in-home child care? By the book they all check out ok, but when it comes to understanding the pros and cons, you are unsure. To help you make the best decision possible for your children, here are some pros and cons of in home child care

How to Deal with the Fear of Vaccination in Children

Having your child immunized against crippling or deadly preventable diseases is very important. Vaccinations protect people against catching viral infections that can devastate a family, and doctors recommend a schedule of immunization for all children. During the early months, babies receive their vaccinations with nearly no complaint, and the slight, temporary pain of the needle’s prick causes hardly any discomfort. However, as a child grows, sometimes so do their fears, and having your child immunized when they begin to be more aware of situations and are of age to protest can turn into quite a struggle. If you are a parent of a child who has developed a fear of vaccinations, you need to help them deal with their emotions while still making sure they are protected against deadly diseases

Tips on Preparing your Child for First Day of Preschool

First day of preschool is no doubt a big day for both parents and the child. The parents are apprehensive and the child is fearful and nervous. These feelings are quite natural and almost every parent and child experiences them at some point in their life. Here are some tips to make this big day less tense

Are Parents To Blame For Childhood Obesity

You would have to be hiding with your head in the sand not to notice the obesity epidemic in America today. In fact, obesity rates have doubled in the last twenty years, and in children the rate has tripled, according to research conducted by the American Dietetic Association. Are parents to blame for childhood obesity and if so, what can we do to reverse this worrying trend in children. Obesity is much more than simply a cosmetic problem. Being significantly overweight causes serious health problems, and when obesity starts in childhood, it often sets the child up for a lifetime of poor health

Dealing with Grief in Children

Parents try their best to keep their children away from grief. A moment’s grief in a child’s life can have long-term negative effects on their health and well-being. Death of a grandparent, loss of a treasured pet or even breaking of a toy leaves many unanswered questions in a child’s mind

Active Listening Skills between Parent and Child

Listening is an important part of good communication and it becomes more significant when the communication is between a parent and a child. Active listening when your child is speaking means paying attention to every word, that he or she utters. It also means making an inference about what is being said

Home Child Care | How to Teach From Home

If you would prefer that your children get the best education without having to be away from you for long periods each day, home child care may just be the option you are looking for. You can choose to teach your children at home, or you can place them in a caring environment where they are learning in the home of someone you trust. Read on to discover some of the benefits of home child care, as well as some tips on how to teach from home

Effects of Single Parenthood on Children

Single parenthood is often frightening and presents a lot of uncertainties and challenges for the parent. The responsibility of raising children is an enormous one, and when there is no one to help you out on this front, it looks even more daunting. However, if handled with patience and determination, even single parenthood can bring many positive results