Category: Kid’s Health

Are Day Care Germs Good for Us? A look at the 21st Century “Sickly Child”

I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre (again) by Charlotte Bronte, after almost two solid years of reading exciting kids books (MG, YA, you name it, I’ve read it and I love it) for ‘research purposes,’ I’ve had a real craving for the classics. But one motivating reason for this craving is an interest in how…

Iron Deficiency in Kids; is it serious?

A few years ago, after having two babies, I was really struggling to maintain adequate iron levels. I never reached the point of my low iron affecting my haemoglobin (which would result iron-deficiency anaemia), but the low serum ferritin itself was enough to dramatically impact on my overall sense of health and well being. I…

School Hand-Washing Project: Teaching Points

The main points I wanted to get across to the students were: Rationale for good and regular Hand-Washing (to protect others as well as for ourselves). How to wash  hands effectively and to introduce the three (main) areas in a good Hand-Washing regime. Extras such as face touching, caring for chapped hands can be touched…