Category Archives: health

3 of the most dangerous places in the home

When we think of home we think of a place to live, a place of protection, our sanctuary from the rest of the world, we hardly think of danger, especially for children.    But it seems they are subject to … Continue reading

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How daylight savings time affects children

There is an old saying “fall backward”, “spring forward” meaning in the Fall we set our clocks backwards an hour gaining an extra hour of rest and in the Spring we set them one hour ahead therefore losing that hour … Continue reading

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Five interesting facts about children’s health

The development of children especially early in life is considered to be a crucial time, that is why it is so important to ensure they are healthy and are allowed the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.  In my quest to … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new

Let’s face it, media is a part of our lives whether we want it to be or not.  The use of technology is everywhere, in stores, restaurants, even while you are driving because cars are now equipped with DVD players … Continue reading

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Safe on Halloween

Halloween is that time of year where children are on the move mainly by foot, dressed as their favorite character, in pursuit of  those trick-or-treat goodies.  I wouldn’t be surprised if children ranked it as their favorite holiday, right up there with … Continue reading

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Should girls play on boys sport teams? You make the call

Children benefit in many ways from playing  team sports, such as increasing levels of physical activity and improving cooperation and communication skills.  When it comes to girls and boys mixing together on the same competitive sports team, that’s where there … Continue reading

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Worth fighting for

  Sunday October 16th was the annual Breast Cancer walk.  Each year friends, family and all those affected by this disease come together to walk for a cause, for a reason and for that I salute you.   When we hear about … Continue reading

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Dealing with bullies part IV – workplace bullying

When children bully each other that’s one thing, but when adults bully it’s totally something else.  The post for today is about adult bullies, a topic I’m sure we all are familiar with.  Whether your job is in an office, a … Continue reading

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Dealing with bullies part III- cyberbullying

The internet has definitely affected the way we live with mobile technology such as the smart phone leading the way.   These technological tools include cell phones. laptops and tablets and are used to connect to social media websites and chat … Continue reading

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Dealing with bullies- part I

I am sure there are a lot of us out there that somewhere along the way has had the unfortunate luck of encountering a bully.  As a Physical Education teacher I have experienced my share of it and have learned … Continue reading

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