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How to Tell if Your Child Too Sick to Go to School

You can easily tell that your child isn't feeling very good but how do you know if you should keep him home from school? Or if you should call your child's doctor? Most school aged children get up to ten colds per year.

Twenty-two million school days are missed each year in the United States due to colds. The Rhino Virus is also the leading cause of doctor visits and missed school and work days.
Consider keeping your child home if he or she:

* Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
* Has been vomiting
* Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
o Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
o Productive coughing, sneezing
o Headache, body aches, earache
o Sore throat*

*A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.

Make sure you are prepared for cold and flu season. Stock up your medicine cabinet to prepare for cold and flu symptoms. Remind your children to avoid sharing utensils, food and beverages. Have kids wash their hands frequently with antibacterial soap.

5 Habits to Strengthen Relationship with Your Kids


Working women have to master the art of multitasking if they want to be successful mothers. From taking care of kids to cooking food, grocery shopping, cleaning, and paying bills mothers have to be on their toes at all times because motherhood is a full-time job. 


With the never ending busy schedules keeping them engaged, many working mothers hardly get enough time to engage in the little activities of their kids. In this endless conflict mothers are often forced to choose between professional and personal life, which in no ways is a happy option, as kids may feel left-out. So, it’s the responsibility of their moms to make the most out of their vacation days and spend some quality time with their children. From playing with them to tucking them in at night every mom can do many activities to make their kids the center of their attention.

So all the working moms out there, here are some tips for you to take care of kids in a better manner:

·         Play with them:

Whether it is a babysitter or a relative, no one can substitute the love and affection of a mother. Even fathers struggle to create the kind of special bond that a mother shares with her child. Children are wired to be close to their mothers. Every mother cherishes the special time they spend with their kids. No matter how busy you are with your job and other responsibilities, let your children know you are always available for them. Get involved in a craft project together or play outdoor games with them. Playing with kids builds a bond that will last forever. 

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·         Cook with them:

Kids love to help out their parents. Cooking with your children teaches them about how to create healthy eating habits. Whenever you are at home involve your kids in food preparation. This will not only make your kids happy, but a little responsible as they get to know more about kitchen activities. Innovate something new in their food, and try to offer some variety.

Ask them to eat something healthy; teaching them to eat nutritious food at an early stage will develop good eating habits. Get your kids to help you in the kitchen and they will be more likely to want to try what you prepare together.

·         Stay calm

Bringing up a kid can be really stressful. Taking out your frustration on the kids and vice-versa will not help at all. You need to be little more patient and practical when it comes to handling children. Kids are always curious. We often over-react on certain issues, resulting in the kids feeling angry and so it’s really difficult for the parents to handle such situations deftly. Though teaching them to stay calm can really help.

Recognizing when you are becoming stressed allows you to seek help to tackle issues that are worrying you. Try to understand their problem and keep this thing in mind that as a parent you are their idol, they will try to imitate you in near future. If at any moment, they are indulging in any notorious activity, try to divert their mind. Even when going out with them for shopping or outing, consider their opinion on various matters as this will make them feel responsible.

·         Keep in touch

Communicate with them on a daily basis. Share your daily schedule with them and ask them to do the same with you. Be a patient listener when it comes to toddlers. Being a working mom, you may find that time is at a premium. So whenever you get any free time, make it a point to talk to your kid and try to get intimate with them. Through this you will be able to maintain a strong relation with your child, and also be able to learn about their interest, choices, and activities of interest, etc.

Initiate conversations by sharing what you have been thinking about rather than beginning a conversation with a question. Ask them about their studies, personal issues, etc., to make them feel that parents are interested in all the aspects of a kid's life.

By implementing these tips mentioned above, you can strengthen the relationship with your kids. Start practicing these unique activities today, so that you can share a brighter future with them. 

Author Bio:

Joy Mali is an active contributor who loves to share parenting tips and advice helpful in making strong bond with the kids. Her content is featured on many mainstream sites & blogs. You can follow her on GooglePlus.
 

#WordlessWednesday on a Tuesday - Learning Guitar

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Do your kids play an instrument? If so, what? My daughter is learning how to play the guitar.



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#WordlessWednesday on a Tuesday - Screen Time

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When it is raining outside all my kids want to do is play on electronics, what we call in the United States, "Screen Time." I try to limit their screen time to about an hour a day, but when the weather is too ugly to play outside this rule is difficult to enforce.

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Clothes for Kids - Ten Top Winter Fashion Trends

It is starting to get cooler, the leaves are changing color and there is a cool breeze outside.  Autumn has arrived and winter is just around the corner.  For moms like me that means it is time to dig out those boxes and totes of winter coats, hats, gloves, boots and scarves for the kids. If your children have grown since last winter or their winter outer wear is just too worn out for this season, your little ones just may need some new clothes. To make your search easier, Healthy Moms Magazine has compiled a list of 10 top winter fashion trends for kids.










1. Calvin Klein Little Girls' Hooded Jacket Set with Print Leggings, Blue/Assorted



2. Calvin Klein Little Boys' Twofer Tee with Jeans



3. Young Hearts Little Girls' 3 Pieced Zebra Shirt and Pant Set



4. iExtreme Boys Soft Shell Fleece Lined Hooded Jacket



5. Platinum - Girls 2 Piece Snowsuit, Lime, Pink


6. Carter's Little Boys' Printed Snow Suit


7. Assorted 'Hat-imals' Plush Animal Hats with Paws for Kids


8. Northside Frosty Winter Boots



9. SnowStoppers Kid's Waterproof Ski & Snowboard Winter Gloves



10. Footed Pajamas Winter Wonderland Kids Fleece



Have you gotten out your winter clothes yet?


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At 12:05pm on June 10, 2009, Mama of 3 Munchkins! said…
Hi Cascia,

I use to live in North Highlands but that was a long time ago. Thanks for adding me as a friend. Talk Soon!
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Grabbed your button from Grab My Button and it's now posted at: http://wifeandmomof3.net/blogbuttonexchange. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Thank you! I'm always pleased when a fellow mom visits my site and finds it helpful. I appreciate that you let me know, too!
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