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Passive Smoking effects on Children

Do not smoke and do not allow yourself to your children be exposed to smoke because second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke are just as deadly as first-hand smoke. While first-hand smoke refers to the smoke inhaled by a smoker and second-hand smoke to the exhaled smoke that can get inhaled by your children, third-hand smoke…

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Children and COVID-19

COVID-19 is new, so we are still learning about it and how it affects people, including children. It seems to affect children much less severely than older people. COVID-19 spreads easily through sneezing, coughing, breathing, talking and hand contact. The virus can also live on objects that have been in contact with an infected person’s…

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Colds, Coughs and Ear Infections in Children

Colds It is normal for a preschool child to have at least 6 or more colds a year. This is because there are hundreds of different cold viruses and young children have no immunity to any of them as they have never had them before. Gradually they build up immunity and get fewer colds. Antibiotics…

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What is Depression in Children?

Personal disappointments, difficulties or family losses influence children as well as on their parents and adolescent brothers and sisters. Friendship problems and bullying or cyberbullying can have very major effects on how they feel. Not all children can bounce back emotionally.  When children are miserable and show several other changes in behavior that stop them…

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How to Deal with Sibling Fighting?

Teenagers choose their friends based on similar likes and interests, but they cannot choose their siblings. They might even feel they have little in common with them. Sibling fights peak in early adolescence, particularly when the youngest sibling hits this age. The most common areas of conflict between teenage siblings are equality and fairness, personal…

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Childhood Immunization

Immunization is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. The serious health risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunization. Immunization protects children against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. It uses the body’s natural defense mechanism, the…

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Mental Health in Early Childhood

Early childhood mental health is a young child’s ability to: experience, express and regulate emotions form close and secure interpersonal relationships explore the environment and learn all in the context of family, community and cultural expectations for young children. Keeping children happy and healthy involves looking after their mental health as well as their physical…

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How to Resolve Conflict?

Conflict is a normal part of kid’s lives. Wanting the same thing when only one is available or having different wants and needs, can easily lead children into conflict. Common ways that children respond to conflict include physical aggression and arguing, as well as more passive responses such as avoiding one another and backing off.…

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Children with Additional Needs and Mental Health

Understanding the link between mental health and children with additional needs in early childhood is the first step to supporting children with additional needs. What are additional needs? Differences exist among all people; one such as when a child has a disability or condition that requires some additional support. This may be, for example, a…

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