It’s long been established that one of the best things you can do for your health is to get regular exercise, and this holds true for children, too. A local pediatrician, Dr. Pilar Bradshaw, says regular exercise, such as playing team sports, is a great way to develop children’s growing bodies and brains.
As the weather changes and families begin to spend more time indoors, the risk of illness increases with the changing seasons, and it’s important that parents and children continue to take precautions to protect against getting sick, says Dr. Ross Newman, a pediatrician at Eugene Pediatric Associates.
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Physical activity is essential, no matter the season, but it’s much easier when the weather is warm and the days are long. How do you encourage your family to stay active when the days grow shorter and colder?
The fear of getting a shot is often greater than any discomfort actually caused by the needle. But there are things you can do to help make vaccinations a positive and calm experience for children.
Research shows that lying is developmentally normal in children, and typically begins as kids are developing important cognitive skills, generally around ages 3 or 4. It’s important to make the ground rules clear early on, says Dr. Pilar Bradshaw.