Topic “prep schooler”

Q&A: your health questions answered

Some common health concerns explained.
Child magazine
Why does my child always wet her bed?
Bedwetting is a form of enuresis, or loss of bladder control. Trish Holgate, a social worker who specialises in counselling children, says: “A child under the age of about four years who is wetting their bed should really not be considered enuretic.

Allergies in children

Understanding, diagnosing and treating allergies in children.
Child magazine
There has been a dramatic rise in allergic diseases both in South Africa and globally in recent years; so much so that we are finding ourselves in the midst of what we might call an “allergy epidemic” today.

How To Get Your Kids To Drink More Water

Little people are the light of our lives. But how do we get them to drink more water?
Child Magazine
Little people are the light of our lives. But how do we get them to drink more water? A key part of maintaining a healthy body is to remain hydrated because it improves cognitive function, enhances energy levels and flushes toxins out of the system. Furthermore, a 2016 US study found that schools that provide access to drinking water see lower obesity rates in their children.

beat the winter sniffles

Here’s how to up your chances of winning against colds and flu this winter
Child magazine
This is the time of year when cold and flu germs seem to lurk around every corner, ready to pounce. Both colds and flu are airborne viruses, but colds generally cause a runny nose, sore throat and sneezing, while the flu is more likely to affect the whole body, causing fever, aches and headaches. Both are spread when someone comes into contact with droplets from coughing or sneezing, or with saliva, says Johannesburg GP Dr Bibi Aysha Makda.

The busyness of children

Anxiety is on the rise in parents and children. Is your child too busy to breathe?
Talya Ressel

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