Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care
Resilience Series Part 6: Self-Care

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  • Self-care is just as important for children and teens as it is for adults.
  • Encouraging children to be more mindful of their physical and emotional needs helps them recognize how things affect them.
  • Teaching children to practice self-care helps builds resiliency, a skill that can be strengthened through practice.
How can I help my child with their weight?
How can I help my child with their weight?

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  • Childhood obesity has become a widespread problem in the U.S.
  • Methods of dealing with obesity vary by age, but all require active parental engagement.
  • Support from a healthcare professional is vital at every stage..
Do run in the house
Do run in the house
  • Children and adolescents need at least one hour of exercise daily.
  • Foul weather shouldn’t prevent children from being physically active.
  • With creative play ideas, you can help them hit that target.
Planning an active vacation
Planning an active vacation

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  • Reduce distractions by unplugging from electronic devices.
  • Be brave and reach outside your comfort zone to try something new.
  • Be sure to make time for naps or a little rest to recharge everybody's batteries.
  • When planning your vacation look for things you can do in the area that are active, whether it is a walking tour of the city or a hike in the great outdoors.
AAP Urges Schools to Keep Recess
AAP Urges Schools to Keep Recess

Article at a Glance American Academy of Pediatrics says that recess has many cognitive, emotional, physical, and social benefits. Schools should not withhold recess for academic reasons or as a punishment. Recess should not substitute P.E. classes. It turns out that “all work and no play does make Jack a dull boy.” Schools trying to … Continue reading “AAP Urges Schools to Keep Recess”

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