The school year has started. No matter what grades your children are entering, they cannot avoid the bugs that they are exposed to on a daily basis. Staying healthy can be very difficult, but not impossible.
Help your children start the year off right with these tips:
Make sure your child gets enough sleep – Children and teenagers need at least nine hours of sleep each night to promote good health. Enforce an earlier bedtime a few weeks before school starts to get your child’s internal “clock” adjusted to the new time.
Reinforce regular hand washing – This is one of the easiest, yet more effective ways to keep contaminants away from your child’s body. Hand washing protects against colds and the flu and many other possible diseases. Instruct them to wash their hands before they eat and after using the bathroom.
Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast …