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Healthy habits to prevent childhood obesity

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It’s not typically a good idea to focus on weight loss in young children as their bodies are still developing. They should never be put on a weight loss diet unless it is recommended and guided by a physician. Putting your child on a diet to lose weight may restrict the nutrients they need to allow for healthy growth and development.

What you should know if you’re drinking while underage

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Maybe you’ve tried alcohol once or twice yourself, whether because of curiosity, peer pressure, or because your parents let you have a little sip now and then. Though lectures from your parents or other adults about the dangers of alcohol can seem to get old pretty quickly, there’s a reason you should wait until you’re 18.

Parenting Strategies for COVID-19

  • 4 min read

As a parent or guardian, have you ever been in a situation where you were too angry or frustrated to respond to your child calmly and positively? Parenting is a demanding but rewarding opportunity to help shape the minds of young persons. Children can make you angry at times and parents need to use techniques that will help them manage their emotions in difficult situations. This is also necessary because the likelihood of a child being abused by their caregivers significantly increases when the persons engaging in the disciplinary actions are angry or feeling overwhelmed by stress.

Disability

  • 3 min read

What is Disability? Disability is a term that is used to compare a person’s actual ability to normal ability. Most of the time, it is used to refer to an impairment. Disability can be grouped into four main types; physical, sensory, cognitive and mental. A person may be considered disabled… 

Eating Disorders

  • 6 min read

What Are Eating Disorders? Humans need food and water in balanced proportions to live. Sometimes, things happen in our lives cause a disruption in out eating habits causing us to eat more or less than is usual or more or less than is healthy. Children and teens sometimes eat too… 

AIDS / HIV

  • 4 min read

What is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV destroys cells in our immune system which protect the body against illnesses. Once in the bloodstream, HIV multiplies and causes slow but constant damage to the immune system.… 

Pregnancy

  • 5 min read

What is pregnancy? Pregnancy happens when two persons each from the opposite sex have unprotected sexual intercourse. To conceive, a sperm from the male fertilises the egg from the female. When this happens an embryo is formed and is implanted in the womb of the woman. Pregnancy usually lasts 37… 

Taking Care of Our Bodies

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Benefits of Good Hygiene Good hygiene is an important part of life. Hygiene means keeping clean and practicing habits that keep a person healthy. There are several reasons why good hygiene should be observed: Helps prevent people from catching and spreading disease – If we do not take care of…