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What To Do About Your Kid’s Pandemic Weight Gain

October 22, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
What To Do About Your Kid’s Pandemic Weight Gain

The pandemic caused a lot of people to gain unwanted weight, including many children. Understanding what caused that weight gain can help parents combat it.  Along with remote work and increased hand-washing, unwanted weight gain is another byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40 percent of adults gained unwanted weight during the pandemic. Now, new research shows that this isn’t a problem exclusive to adults, with 30 percent of parents reporting that their children have gained unwanted weight as well.  Weight gain in children could see concerning implications down the l...

Can I Get My Child to Meditate?

September 27, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Can I Get My Child to Meditate?

Meditation looks a little different for kids than adults, but the benefits are the same. While some people assume that meditation is only helpful for adults, it can actually benefit children in the same way it helps adults! By teaching your child how to meditate at a young age, you are preparing them with healthy coping mechanisms for the future. Plus, they’ll reap the other benefits, such as lowered blood pressure, improved immune system function, and higher levels of creativity. Let’s take a look at how to introduce your child to meditation and how to make it a part of your child’s daily ro...

The Delta Variant and Kids: Here’s What Parents Should Know

September 15, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health

The news is full of stories about how contagious the Delta variant of the coronavirus is. Find out what the variant means for unvaccinated children and what parents can do to keep them safe. In many ways, life is quickly bouncing back to the way it was pre-pandemic times, and sometimes it seems like the pandemic is completely over thanks to the widespread availability of coronavirus vaccines. Unfortunately, we’re still far from the end of this nightmare. In recent months, the Delta variant has become the dominant COVID strain in the United States — and it does not seem to be slowing its course any time s...

Is Omega-3 Safe for Kids?

August 31, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Is Omega-3 Safe for Kids?

You may know about the health benefits of omega-3 for adults. Well, omega-3 helps kids stay healthy, too! Here’s how kids of all ages can benefit from taking omega-3s. So, can kids take Omega-3 for a healthier body and mind? Short answer: yes! Omega-3s are good for people of all ages, even infants in the womb. But just like any vitamin or supplement, many factors affect how much omega-3 you need and how you should ingest it. Let’s take a look at how omega-3s can help kids stay healthy! What is Omega-3? Omega-3 is a group of polyunsaturated fatty ac...

What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

August 17, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

It can be worrisome to hear your child grinding their teeth, but the good news is that they’ll probably grow out of it. Until then, learn more about the condition here: You may have noticed that your toddler is constantly moving their mouth while they sleep. That movement might be accompanied by the sound of grinding or clicking when the teeth rub together. These are all signs that your little one might be grinding their teeth.  Teeth grinding (called bruxism) in children is actually more common than people think — it’s estimated that 2 to 3 out of every 10 children will clench or grind their...