Helpful Tips for Raising Healthy Families
With the rising increase in obesity in the United States, it is no wonder mothers are becoming more concerned about raising healthy children. Today’s economy tends to overindulge in fast food restaurants, participating in unhealthy eating habits, and lacking the motivation to stay physically active through daily exercise which eventually leads to future generations of kids who follow in the steps of these harmful lifestyles.
Luckily, there are helpful tips your children and family can benefit from in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Establishing healthy eating habits at home can be a major contribution in your child’s life by assisting them to prefer healthier options outside of the home as well. Another tip is to make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast every morning and maintains a consistent sleeping schedule. Breakfast in the morning is essential, a child’s brain processes in particular, because it boosts school performance by increasing attentiveness in the classroom. Similarly, getting enough sleep is vital for your child to excel in their academics and to work at their peak performance throughout classes or exams.
When it comes to staying physically active parents should be the number one role model for their children. This tip is valuable because your children will learn the importance of participating in exercise and sports if they watch their parents enjoying it and making it a part of their lifestyle. It is important to try and teach all these useful habits to your children at an early age so they can incorporate them into their daily routines.
Pediatrics Report Encourages More Motor Skills Screening
According to an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report Pediatricians should screen children for delays in motor development at 9, 18, 30 and 48 months. The report outlined motor development skills that children should have at each specified age. Diagnosing and treating those problems early on may ultimately improve kids’ outlook and help families gain additional support. To read the entire article click here.
Paving the Way to Kindergarten for Young Children with Disabilities
Amanda Fenlon, EdD, an assistant professor of special education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at State University of New York, Oswego, has written an article for Reading Rockets to address approaches to this time in you and your child’s life. She suggests using demonstrated best practices for transitioning children with disabilities to elementary school including using a collaborative team approach to involve families, setting transition goals and focusing on the needs and strengths of individual children. Utilizing these will hopefully help make a smoother transition.
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