What are the symptoms of ADHD? I wish there was a blood test or a specific list of predictable symptoms of ADHD that doctors could refer to, but unfortunately, there is not. For us, there were several things that lead to the diagnosis of our son. It wasn't because he was a high energy toddler. All of my children were high energy toddlers, and only one has ADHD. There were a lot of things combined: he started junior kindergarten as one of the oldest kids in the class, yet he was far behind most … [Read more...] about How do you know if your child has ADHD?
Your smile is one of the first things that other people notice about you. Keep your smile looking bright and beautiful by maintaining proper dental health. Here are eight ways that you can keep your teeth and mouth healthy. 1. Proper Brushing FREQUENCY To keep your teeth clean and your mouth clear of bacteria, you need to brush at least twice a day. Brushing after every meal and before bed is even better. Each brushing should last at least two minutes. … [Read more...] about 8 Steps to Good Dental Health
Losing the freshman fifteen, getting rid of the muffin top or burning away thirty years of bad habits all must happen the same way, through a healthy lifestyle. That doesn’t look the same for everyone, but the basic components are consistent. To burn fat we must exercise, build muscle, change how we eat and get proper rest. Sounds easy, right? In reality, it is easy, but it is also hard to take those first few steps. Here are eight ways for you to burn fat and maintain a healthy … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Burn Body Fat Fast
Guest Post In a world where kids are expected to be more grown-up than ever, it’s no surprise that many of them struggled to sleep the same way that their parents do. Kids are more stressed than ever these days, with school starting very early in the morning and after-school activities taking up their entire evenings without leaving time for homework and relaxation. More than two-thirds of American high schoolers don’t get enough sleep. It’s not hard to guess that Canadian rates would be … [Read more...] about Sleep Deprivation and What It Does to Teenagers (And How to Help)
This post is written in partnership with Stress Health, an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness. I’ve previously written about the current public health crisis impacting children around the world. Toxic stress stems from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are traumatic events in a child’s life, such as physical, mental or sexual abuse. Left unaddressed, toxic stress can have lasting physical and mental implications. You can assess your child’s risk for toxic stress by … [Read more...] about Steps to Help Your Child Heal After a Traumatic Experience
Most teenagers experience some degree of anxiety in their lives. It could be due to many things such as life changes like moving or changing schools, real or perceived pressure to do well in school or in extra-curriculars, conflict with peers or due to trauma or health issues. These instances of anxiety can be brief or prolonged. Anxiety can present itself in many ways including poor sleeping patterns, irritability, seclusion, crying, poor academic performance, headaches, stomach aches and poor … [Read more...] about Coping Strategies for Teens with Anxiety