Your Child’s Health: Things To Be Aware Of

As a parent, it is your duty to make sure your child develops in the best possible way before he or she sets off into the world, however more often than not, parents may disregard a few crucial moments in their child’s development as a phase, which may lead to severe consequences later on their adulthood. Below you will find a list of things you should pay attention to in order to be able to prevent them and and make sure your child leads a healthy life.

Obesity

Obesity is becoming one of the major concerns among parents due to the fact that the problem seems to appear out of nowhere and is generally very hard to overcome, especially when children are in question as their love towards fast food and snacks makes it very hard for parents to integrate healthier ingredients into family’s diet. As a parent you must realize that completely excluding such meals from the list will only cause extra harm and instead focus on introducing healthy alternatives to your child. They may not enjoy it at first, but will soon start craving for the healthy treats instead of the generic sweets.

childhood-obesity Poor Eyesight

In the age of Internet and smart phones, we are constantly being surrounded by LED screens. It is only normal that your child is interested in discovering everything the digital world has to offer and will mostly likely spend a lot of time playing video games and surfing the web. As long as they are not becoming addicted, it is perfectly normal, but you should still make sure their eyes are getting enough rest throughout the day. Instead of turning off the internet (a very extreme thing to do), explain to them why you would like them to take a small break every hour. It only takes a couple of minutes of looking outside the window in order to give their eyes a break, and they can get back to their business in no time.

Flatfeet

Flatfeet, among other podiatric conditions are very easy to go unnoticed or even ignored in belief that things will work out either way. The truth is, these conditions are treated very slowly and require a lot of patience from both the child and the parents. To check whether your child has flatfeet, simply look at their footprint (for example on the floor after a bath) and if you believe the arc is too small or isn’t there at all, make sure you immediately consult a podiatrist and find out if a treatment is needed.

Lisp

What makes them appear on the list is the fact that recently it has become socially acceptable for a child to lisp. While this promotes tolerance, nevertheless parents should help their child overcome this common condition. Although it shouldn’t be forced upon the child, preventing this problem at the early stage is for the best.

It is important for you to not freak out if your child has any of aforementioned conditions, as each can be easily dealt with providing you approach it properly and have a lot of patience. You know your child best, so pay attention to his or her behavior and see if there is anything you can do in order to improve their life.