The holidays can be a welcome break for your kids to rest and relax after a tiring academic semester. However, with so much free time on their hands, even the most docile of kids can get restless and fidgety at home. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself wishing that you could send off your little ones back to school just a little earlier!
Receiving a diagnosis is not easy. If your child has just been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may probably be feeling overwhelmed. Even if you have had your suspicions for a while and are relieved that you finally have a name and reason for your child’s behavior, it is still an emotional situation that can cause different people to respond in extremely different ways.
While many of us are aware of children with different types of special needs, do you know that they’re all not exactly the same? There are children who suffer from physical limitations, such as muscular dystrophy or chronic asthma, who completely differ from those facing developmental issues, such as autism and dyslexia.
At this day and age, kids are no strangers towards the digital world. The sight of young children intently focused on their mobile devices is a dime a dozen outside. While these electronic gadgets are a great form of entertainment to keep the kids busy, many parents are still unaware of the full impact of technology on children.
Choosing the right babysitter in Singapore isn’t as easy as it sounds. After all, they’re the ones that’ll be looking after your children while you’re away. The last thing you’d want to be doing while away is continuously worrying about the babysitter and the welfare of your kids!
“My Kids Eat 3 Bananas A Day Each!”
That sure caught our attention at CaregiverAsia when our friend, Ellen, lamented to Charlotte, our favourite nutritionist, on her predicament. Surely, that can’t be healthy, but what did our nutritionist say? The following is the actual exchange between Ellen and Charlotte.
Charlotte’s assessment was surprising for us, and indeed, it does underscore the importance of understanding what is healthy eating through pure unadulterated nutritional science:
C: “Are they large or small bananas?”
E: “Medium sized ones.”
C: “Are your kids active?”
E: “Yes! They are very active!”
C: “Then that is actually fine. Bananas are very good for supplying energy as they are high-energy fruits. Even if you eat a lot of bananas, it’s ok as long as you burn them off. The good thing about bananas is that they are high in potassium, so they are very good for kids and everyone in general… especially if you have high blood pressure! The potassium in bananas will help lower blood pressure.
- So, according to nutritional science, it IS ok to have 3 bananas a day!