motherhood

Eat Your Breakfast for Better Learning

This year’s mantra for National School Breakfast Week, March 7 – 11, is “Wake Up to School Breakfast” and is strikingly appropriate. Eating a nutritious breakfast is an essential component of academic success as it gives the body the jump start it needs to get going and the nutrition it needs to keep going. In addition, a healthy breakfast keeps away the hunger pangs that cause students to lose focus on their lessons because they are more concerned about meeting the first level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of need—food.

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is a very common medical condition that affects between 20 and 40 million people in the United States. Although allergic rhinitis is not a life–threatening condition, complications can occur and can significantly affect quality of life. In children, allergic rhinitis has a prevalence of up to 40%, making it the most common chronic disease during childhood. It has been noted in the last 30 years that its frequency has been steadily increasing. Of the children who suffer from this condition, approximately 40% are diagnosed by age six.

Eat Healthy, Eat Fresh, Eat Local

Not in the mood to cook tonight? Dine out in one of Healthy Magazine’s healthy dining out suggestions! Healthy Magazine presents our new directory, loaded with local restaurants and grocers who've taken the time to cater to those readers looking to form healthier dietary habits. We hope you enjoy them, we sure did, and look forward to expanding so we can continue better to connect our readers with healthy lifestyle options in their communities.

Signs & Solutions for Childhood Stress

Youth of all ages, but especially younger children, often find it hard to recognize and discuss what’s bothering them. As is often the case, just like with adults, changes in behavior may provide the cues that they’re overwhelmed. Common behavior changes in children and teens can include acting irritable or moody, withdrawing from activities that they usually enjoy, routinely expressing worry about a situation, complaining (more than usual) about school, getting tearful or fearful more easily than usual, or eating and sleeping more or less than they usually do. With teens, spending more time with their friends is normal and healthy. Be attuned to some more overt changes though – like significant parental avoidance, increased isolation, abandoning long-time friendships for new peer groups or expressing hostility towards basic family rules or towards certain family members. While resistance, striving for autonomy, seeking more independence and some of the normal “acting out” we often see with teens is to be expected, negative and sustained changes in behavior is almost always a clear indication that something is wrong.
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Care Resource Advancing and Developing Childhood Milestones

June is Children’s health month at Care Resource. This is an opportunity to take further charge of your child’s health including physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety. It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider. These visits are a chance to check your child’s development. They are also a good time to catch or prevent problems. This month, new clients without Health Insurance can receive a free comprehensive check-up and sports physical. To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment. To make an appointment, call 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Spanish).

School Starts Soon: Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the appointment on your family’s schedule to make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students, receive their vaccines.

Understanding the Modern Child

All living things know what to do with their young—except the parents of today, it seems. The old tradition of raising children, which came from an autocratic society, is no longer working in our democratic setting today. It seems that we have to learn new forms of dealing with each other because our relationships have changed. The adult/child relationships in the past were ones of dominance and submission. Today, equality is the only basis on which we’ll ever be able to effectively solve discipline problems. We are witnessing a rebellion of all those who previously were dominated in an autocratic society and who are no longer blindly accepting the dictates of authorities.
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I’m Ready?

I'm Ready? Getting ready for the new school year involves more than buying new clothes and school supplies. There is a whole other side to the...

Making Summer Safe for South Florida’s Children

Now that August is here, school is on the horizon. No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the exam on your family’s schedule and make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students receive their vaccines.

The Path to Obesity Starts in Kindergarten

Childhood weight plays a major role in future obesity, according to a study of more than 7,700 kindergartners. Researchers measured the height and weight of a cohort of children seven times during the course of nine years and found that those who were overweight in kindergarten were four times as likely as normal-weight peers to become obese by age 14. In fact, nearly half of all cases of obesity observed between kindergarten and eighth grade occurred in children who were overweight at age five. This major study suggests that efforts to curb childhood obesity need to start before children enter school.
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