A child can function more efficiently and effectively in a clean and tidy environment. Further, a child’s diet and exercise play crucial roles in their physical and mental well being. These are very valuable life skills for your child.Read More
Good health is a great foundation upon which to build a great life. The press is filled with scary news about how our children are obese and unhealthy. So as a parent what can you do to help your kids learn about how to be healthy? One important part of child development is instilling knowledge and good habits around eating and exercise. What kids learn about health when they are young will help them throughout their whole life.Read More
Today’s children are experiencing an alarming increase in the rate of obesity, type II diabetes and other health-related issues that can be avoided by introducing simple healthy lifestyle habits as early as possible. As Parents are busy they need healthy life style choices they can easily introduce into daily life. I’ve had a number of health-related questions and so here are some ideas I hope you find helpful:Read More
Could there be anything more wonderful than to see your kids grow up and live their lives?
Wouldn’t it be great to live a long, healthy and happy life so you could:
See your child finish school and go to university
Experience the career they pursue and see how they get on in life
Enjoy time with your grandchildren... and maybe even great grandchildren
oh that would be a wonderful life!
BUT, today so many people are ill with diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune problems and the list goes on. How can you stay healthy so you are here for the long term – so you can see your grand kids and great grandkids?Read More
What is the best or easiest way to wean a bay off a bottle? Just not real sure what to do because he does use a sippy cup at meals and throughout the day and only has a bottle to go to sleep…. Please help.
Please remember to read these answers as information you might find useful and suggestions you can try as opposed to advice, as you know your family and can make the best decisions for them as outlined in the disclaimer below.Read More
Pregnancy is a very exciting time for the whole family. However, the anticipation of the arrival of a beautiful, happy healthy baby can also be stressful. And if that isn’t enough, today most people experience life as really busy, right? While busy can be exhilarating, more often than not it also leads to stress!
Medical science shows that prolonged stress is really harmful for our health and it’s estimated that around 95% of all diseases stem from stress. In other words almost all of our illnesses are stress-related.Read More
Children will feel more positive and work more effectively in an orderly environment and so knowing how to keep their room and homework space clean and tidy is a valuable life skill for children to learn. Parents often think it will be quicker if “I just do it myself” – and you are right – but only in the short term! In the long run, once your children have
the ability to maintain order and cleanliness – you will have help and they will have an important skill for life! In this video Dr Rosina shares some ideas about how you can help your children to get things in order ‘little by little’, by employing short bursts of cleaning and tidying every day or two or three and it doesn’t take long at all. Make it fun and it will be an easy habit for your kids to develop!
Happy nearly Halloween! I thought I’d get in early and offer some ideas you can try to help your children manage their candy consumption on, before and after spooky Halloween night. Too much candy and they can become little scary sugar-loaded monsters!
Halloween is a fun time of year for kids (and adults). Getting dressed up, going out with friends and of course collecting candy. While a little candy is fine, and even a bit more than a little is OK on this one night of the year, a lot of candy is not so good for the body, mind or the spirit. So here are some simple strategies you can take to help children manage their sugar intake around Halloween.
You know your children best so pick the strategies that will work for your family and lifestyle. Here’s some of the main ideas in this blog post:Read More
Right alongside exercise, stretching is one of the most important aspects of maintaining good health, wellbeing and fitness. A regular muscle stretching routine improves muscle tone and suppleness. Take time to talk about benefits of stretching and go through a safe and gentle stretching routine together. If you are not sure on how to stretch safely, why not go to a stretch class togetherRead More
An individual and a family can function much better and feel more positive in a clean environment, so knowing how to keep their home clean and tidy is a valuable life skill for your child to learn. Parents often think it will be quicker if “I do it myself” - and you are right - but only in the short term! In the long run, once your child learns the skills of cleaning - you will have help and they will have an important skill for life!Read More
Discussion by Dr Rosina McAlpine on the importance of children developing the life skills around health and wellbeing.