Mom giving daughter her box lunchIts a fact that we can’t watch our children 24/7 and that we want our children to be safe and healthy. So what can we do? One way to keep our children healthy is to make sure they eat right, but if we don’t prepare all their meals ourselves, that’s hard to do. Schools are taking steps towards making school lunches healthier, but you still may need to step in to make sure your child is being given healthy options. READ More on Healthy Meals at School

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Sending any child off to school can be tough for a parent. You want to know that they’ll be safe even when you’re not around. If you’re the parent of a diabetic child, sending them to school can be an even more difficult feat. Here are the steps you need to take to ensure your diabetic child stays safe and healthy while at school.

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girl with her new bikeExercise and a proper diet are fundamental to good health. As we have become conscious of various health risks, we want our family to be physically and emotionally healthy as well. To this end, family fun exercise: bike riding, is one way in which parents and kids can not only enjoy exercise, but benefit from it as well.

Whether the family goes out for a traditional bike ride after dinner, or reserves this activity for the weekends, it is important that exercise be part of a family’s routine. Bike riding is a fun activity, but should be approached in a safe manner. If you have not been on a bike for a while, there are certain safety tips you’ll need to adhere to. To ensure you and your family enjoys this activity; you’ll need to have the proper equipment.

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Hyperactive disorders seems to be more and more common, and there is much more talk about it in todays world. Are you concerned that your child may be too hyperactive and may have a condition that needs medical attention? Almost every child these days will have times when they seem hyperactive. The good news is that it is perfectly normal for children to be nervously wound up and excited. However, for about one out of twenty children under the age of twelve, there exists a condition which causes them to be so hyperactive and easily distracted that they will need medical attention. Physicians call this condition ADHD, which stands for “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”.  Here are some signs of ADHD. READ More on Signs of ADHD

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by Michelle Donaghey

According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, there are several types of learning disabilities that are “neurologically-based processing problems”. “These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing, or math. They can also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time planning and abstract reasoning,” notes the LDA.  

The types of LD are identified by the specific processing program. They might relate to getting information to the brain (input), making sense of the information (organization) storing and later retrieving information (memory) or getting information back out (output). Here is some more information on the different types of learning disabilties and what can be done to help.  READ More on What are the Different Types of Learning Disabilities?

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by Tina Matsunaga
 

Autism is still a horrible medical mystery. While doctors are learning more about the manifestations of the disability, the specific causes remain illusive. Speculation lends to chemical imbalances in the brain, an illness affecting proper brain function, or heredity.   Who knows? While scientists search for a cause, specialists are concentrating on the disability and proper treatment options. READ More on What Is Autism?

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