So, you've bought the erasers and glue, met the new teachers and nearly perfected the morning routine. The kids are officially back in school, and you are back on track.
But as every parent learns, transitioning your children — and yourself — from the freedom of summer to the frenzy of fall is only the beginning.
If your child is in school or day care, plenty of health issues will come your way during the coming months. In addition to getting children flu shots, endorsing good hand washing habits and showing kids how to avoid sneezing into their hands, parents can minimize trips to the pediatrician by preventing these common problems.
Lice has nothing to do with poor hygiene and a lot to do with contacting items, or people, with lice.
Instead of waiting for the telltale sign of lice — incessant head scratching — keep these pests and their eggs at bay by telling children the following:
To help avoid gastrointestinal problems resulting from contaminated food, keep food bacteria free and ensure food is stored at the appropriate temperature.
Many moms and dads pack their children's lunches as opposed to purchasing meals from their schools or day care centers.
To help avoid gastrointestinal problems resulting from contaminated food, keep food bacteria free and ensure food is stored at the appropriate temperature. If you're a lunch or snack packer, here are some tips for safeguarding your child's food:
Focusing on prevention when it comes to these and other common childhood health problems can help keep kids where they belong in the fall — in school.
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