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As parents, you may have questioned why your child may sometimes exhibit new or different behaviors. It may be due to stress. Children can be affected adversely by what may seem to adults like “little” things such as holidays, a new home or car, a new sibling, a new daily routine, a new caregiver or a change in the family structure. If you think you child may be stressed, observe them carefully for these signs* which may appear for a short time and then go away or may last awhile:
How can we help our children cope with stress?
Most importantly, express your unconditional love to your children, paying close, respectful attention to what they tell or show you they need from you.
*Note: If a child shows excessive signs of stress for long periods, it is in the best interest of the child to seek professional advice and support
This month, let’s take a closer look at the Physical Development Domain, focusing on the development of healthy habits. Helping children learn healthy habits early contributes to a long and happy life! The best way to learn healthy habits at any age is through hand-on, practical experiences. These experiences should show children the benefits of […]
By Kelly Holland What kid doesn’t love getting dirty? Most will jump at the chance to start an indoor garden with you and help to provide a source of healthy and inexpensive food for your family. It’s also a great way to get them to eat their veggies and keep them busy during the winter! […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietician If you really want to change your family’s eating habits, you need to build a healthy kitchen. Your mind and body need external cues to help guide you in the right direction. Here are some tips to help you optimize your environment to help you reach your wellness goals. 1. […]