Physical Development

Sleeping Problems in Babies

Everyone is aware of the importance of sleep. No matter what age, sleep is a vital part of maintaining physical as well as mental health. As a parent it is important to instill good sleeping habits in your children beginning in infancy. Sleep for infants not only restores energy, but it also stimulates development. In order for an infant to develop a healthy sleep routine, parents need to be aware of the effects of inconsistent sleep, how to develop a routine for the infant, how to prevent sleep problems for infants, and how to repair sleep problems already developed.

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Overweight Children

Although obesity is not a new issue for adults, research has shown it is also a problem for children and adolescents that in the past has often been overlooked. The effects of being an overweight child are both physical and psychological, both short-term and long-term. The increasing numbers of overweight children has become a national public health concern. How can society change the way our children are developing unhealthy habits? One key to childhood obesity lies in parents' hands. As a parent it is important to be aware of the effects of childhood obesity as well as how to prevent or, if need be, treat childhood obesity.

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