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Give Attention To Your Kids When Sick

Caring For A Seriously Ill Child

Your child will have many feelings about the changes affecting his or her body, and should be encouraged and given opportunities to express those feelings and any concerns and fears. Ask what your child is experiencing and listen to the answers be...

Parenting And Child Health - Health Topics - Feeling Sick

When you or I are not well, what we mostly want is someone to look after us, to give us food and sympathy, peace to be able to rest, and something to keep us amused when we are feeling better. When children are sick, they need all of this and more...

About To Give Birth And Already Sick Of The “Pay More Attention To Your Baby!” Guilt | Free Range Kids

I’d go as far as to say that even a few days abandoned in front of the TV with a box of crackers is probably not going to do any harm, assuming it’s not the norm. (My three oldest had a few TV-and-graham-cracker days at the end of my pregnancy thi...

Is Your Kid Sick Or Just Faking It?

Your school-aged child wakes up sniffling, coughing, and moaning that he just doesn't feel well enough to go to school. Could it be a cold? The flu? Or, even the dreaded swine flu? As a parent, how are you supposed to respond? Sometimes, it's clea...

Pay Attention To These Symptoms If Your Child Is Sick

It's the time of the year for cold, flu and stomach bugs. No parent likes to see their child sick. And many wonder how to tell if the symptoms are likely to pass or if they might be a sign of something more serious. How do you know when it's time ...

Can Mindfulness Help My Raging Anxiety When My Kid Gets Sick?

I was a cool hand, before I became a mother. Now, I’m a hopeless phobic. Whenever a child of mine gets sick, even with just a routine flu or stomach virus, every cough makes my heart race. I have to force myself to breathe slowly and deeply while ...

Maternal Instinct Says Your Child's Sick But The Doctors Won't Listen. Don't Give Up. Experts Say Mothers Really Do Know Best

By Jane Feinmann for the Daily Mail Debbie Flowers can recall clearly the moment she started to fear her daughter Bethany’s breathing difficulties were more than ‘just asthma’. The ten-year-old was diagnosed with the condition after coming back fr...

Deciding If Your Kid Is Too Sick For School - Metro Parent

You know the drill. Your school-bound child tugs at the side of your bed sheet, whining, “Mommy, I don’t feel good.” You quickly assess the situation. Runny nose? Check. Heavy cough? Check. Temp? 98.6. Is your child in the clear because he doesn’t...

When Kids Get Stomach Bugs, Preventing Dehydration Is Priority No. 1 | Healthy Families

This time of year, we pediatricians are inundated with all sorts of sick kids. Colds, influenza and a host of other respiratory illnesses fill our waiting rooms with mucus and coughs. We also tend to see lots of intestinal viruses, and nothing is ...

How To Monitor A Child's Fever

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Child Neglect

A child left alone in a dirty apartment while his parent sits in a bar drinking -- this is the sort of picture "neglect" often brings to mind. But child neglect can take many forms, some blatant, some so subtle as to be nearly undetectable. The Am...

Simple Ways To Make Your Child Feel Special | Babycenter

With busy lives full of errands, work, appointments, and social events, it can sometimes feel like you need to make grand gestures to let kids know they're loved and special. But what makes your child feel special might surprise you. You don't nee...

5 Ways To Make Sick Kids Feel Better Through Intuitive Healing

Between our 6 and 3 1/2 year-old boys, we have dealt with just about every ailment, sickness, flu, and boo-boo in our house. However, neither of them have ever been on antibiotics nor admitted to any hospital. I don't tell you this so you think I'...

What Do I Do When My Kids Are Sick?

A. That's a good question. Knowing what to do when your kids are sick can help them feel better faster and decrease unnecessary calls or visits to your Pediatrician. The usual advice that most parents remember is that they should: A little more sp...

Parenting A Sick Child: Taking Care Of Your Other Kids' Needs - The Chaos And The Clutter

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest StumbleUpon YummlyHaving a sibling with a chronic or terminal illness can have a lasting negative impact. Here are some suggestions for helping your other children cope with the illness of a sibling. Growing up a...

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Give Attention To Your Kids When Sick

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Kids need our attention especially at times of need.