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Are Your Kids Thankful?

kids healthIt is important that children are taught to have the attitude of gratitude. Parents can start by setting a good example for their children by appreciating people and things.

Key takeaways:

  • Research indicates that grateful children performed better in school and were more satisfied with their lives and families.
  • Parents should encourage their children to tell them about people and things that they appreciate and what are the attributes that they like.
  • Gratitude is thought to be best antidote to problems of materialism and consumerism.

“If there is an event in your child’s life, such as a classmate who has a sick parent, talk to your child about how lucky she is to have her health,” Bono said. “This is also a great time to practice empathy.”

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Kids 6 and Older Should Be Screened for Obesity

obesity kids foodObesity is an epidemic in our world today and has been blamed on diet and lifestyle. Obesity in children is associated with health problems as well as social problems.

Key takeaways:

  • A task force on preventive health services recommends that obese children and teens should be referred for comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions.
  • The interventions should target both the child and the parents in efforts such as supervised activity and healthy eating.
  • Other behavioral changes include limiting the access to tempting unhealthy foods and limiting screen time.

Children and teens who are found to be obese should be referred for “comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions,” the task force said.

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