Kid Zone

The Power of Play in Children’s Health

  From the time they are born, children are learning about their new surroundings in a variety of ways. They see, touch, smell, and taste the world around them. As they grow older and are able to interact with their surroundings, it is important to promote play time for a little one. Active play…

Injuries and Emergencies – When to Go to the Doctor

  Many individuals find themselves to be clumsy or accident prone at some point or another during their lifetime. For children, however, the clumsiness often accompanies risky and adventurous behaviors, which can lead to serious injury. It is difficult for a parent to determine whether an accident is serious enough for a doctor’s visit…

Learning Disabilities – What Parents Need to Know

  Children soak up information like a sponge soaks up water. They pull from their adult influences, their environment, and the peers around them. Until they reach school age, it can be difficult to monitor their learning capabilities, but once they are in an environment where projects and assignments are graded, it becomes clear…

Communication – Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence

  It is no secret by now that communication is the main ingredient in all successful relationships. Whether romantic or platonic, relationships crave communication to flourish. The parent-child relationship is no different, and as children enter into middle grades communication sometimes becomes sparse. It is important, however, during these formative years to maintain the…

Avoiding Sports Injuries

  Encouraging children to participate in extracurricular activities is a positive thing for a parent to do. Some parents push children toward the arts while others choose the sports arena. Ultimately, as parents, the goal is to get children involved in activities that teach them things such as teamwork while also providing the child…

Exercise in Early Life Has Long Lasting Benefits

  Exercise is thought of as a necessary evil to many who find it hard to squeeze an hour of physical activity into their already hectic schedules. Exercise is too often thought of as something that should be started later in life to combat extra weight gain, but a study conducted at the Liggins…

Effects of Positive Emotions and Behaviors on School Aged Children

  Children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence, are in the most crucial stages of developing their individual personalities and character traits. Their biggest example of behavior is seen in their parents or guardians, and the way these authority figures interact with the children and with one another greatly impacts the feelings and…

Healthy Sleeping Habits for Kids

  Children crave structure throughout adolescence, and gaining a structure of some kind or another impacts them at any age. One thing that is important to build a routine for is bedtime. No matter the age, proper sleep habits and an ample amount of sleep in general are necessary to the focus and development…

Packing Healthy School Lunches

  It’s that time of year again. The time when stores are filled with first time and veteran parents carrying school supply lists up and down the aisles grabbing pencils, pens, and cartoon character clad notebooks for their young protégés. Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the first day of senior year,…

The Importance of Protecting Children’s Eyes from the Sun

  Many moms, dads, and caretakers out there realize the importance of applying sunscreen to the little ones in our care prior to outdoor activities, but an area of the body that does not receive as much attention when it comes to sun safety is the eye. UV rays are just as harmful to…