Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder with which a person has pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing when they sleep. Those pauses can last up to 10 seconds and they can happen more than once during the night. Usually, this state is followed by a loud snoring, or in worse cases choking or snorting sounds. When a child suffers from this disorder, it may lead to hyperactivity or attention issues. (more…)
As a parent, you’re always looking out for the health of your kids – their food, their environment, their habits, everything. And one place to pay special attention to, particularly depending on the ages of your children, is the bathroom. This is one of the “wet rooms” where you do lots of cleaning, but a lot of dirt gets left in the process.
There are few circumstances more difficult to navigate, as a parent, than when your child is struggling with an addiction. Finding out your child has an addiction can be just the first step on the very long and painful road towards recovery. But with a rising statistic of nearly two million teens between 12 and 17 struggling with an addiction, the problem has been brought to light. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 150,000 of these teens are actively seeking treatment, so the fact that your teen is on their way is a good sign. Included here are a few things to know when you first discover your child is an addict.
When you have children you, as their parents, are the ones that will need to teach them all about life. Part of life is keeping your home clean. It’s not about having children to do the chores for you, it’s about teaching them things that they will need to know to survive adulthood.
If you don’t teach your children about drugs, someone will. That someone could end up being the person that gets your child hooked on drugs. Plus, you don’t want them to only learn from their friends, who may not have the same rules or thoughts on drugs as you have.
Turning a house into a home can be a complicated process. Making your house look like a Martha Stewart magazine may be beautiful but not necessarily “homey.” Things that can transform your house into a home include family, pets, photos and art. One of the best things about kids is that they love to create. Making art can help them with confidence and academic success as well as keep their mental health strong throughout their life. Included here are a few reasons to encourage your children to create and to hang their art up in your home. (more…)
While there are many people out there that say negative things about sports in schools, this type of school program does a lot of good for kids. Not only do these kinds of hobbies offer them fun and structure, but they also learn discipline and how to follow orders and work with a time. They help develop well rounded children. (more…)