e. It would be advisable to get to know the friends of one’s child. Talk to the child’s teacher if he is found to be unable to make friends after about a month of school.
Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietician at the Northwestern Memorial Wellness Institute in Chicago said, ‘Forget those backseat burgers on the way to soccer practice. Eating habits on a tight schedule are easier than parents might think. Keep the fruit bowl stocked; kids will reach for them after they get home.’
Blatner added, ‘Prepare quick finger foods. Offer pre-peeled oranges in baggies, frozen grapes, fruit cups in their own juice and apple slices with low-fat caramel sauce. Think creatively with veggies. Pair low-fat ranch or Italian with carrots or broccoli to make them tastier. Go for fun and nutritious with 'ants-on-a-log.'
MaryKate Harrison, a registered dietician and spokesperson for the School Nutrition Association said that at the school cafeteria, kids should be aware of 'go, slow and whoa' foods: 'go' foods are reen, 'slow' foods are caution and 'whoa' foods are a red light. She said that some U.S. schools have also started to label foods for kids to make easier decisions about what’s best to eat.
Of course it should be kept in mind that children are adjusting to a dizzying array of social networks and relationships. However if one’s child is suspected to be the victim of a bully, it is important to notify the teacher and teach a child how to handle tense situations.
Dave Bennett, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., said that children should be equipped to handle conflict. Bennett advises children to walk away and ignore the bully because bullies usually seek a reaction of fear or frustration. Humor can be also be used to diffuse a bully’s aggression.
Child can also be instructed to say something like, 'Stop doing that. It’s not fair.' He said fairness seems to stPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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