Please join me today in welcoming Breanna, also known as The Medical Mama, to the blog with this guest post. I first came across her blog a few weeks ago and right away appreciated the in-depth research she does on parenting, health, fitness, and more. She is helping women and I’m so happy to have here here. First, here’s a bit about Breanna.
About Breanna “The Medical Mama”
Meet Breanna C., also known as “The Medial Mama” (Photo via Breanna)
Hi there. My name is Breanna and I am The Medical Mama. I want to first and foremost thank Christy B for allowing me to guest blog today. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and my own personal site. I am a mother of 2 beautiful little girls. One is 5 years old, and the other is coming March 5th. I have a background in nursing (Pediatrics) and education (K-12). Again, thank you for having me and reading my article today.
Let’s jump right in.
Your Child is Watching You.
Have you ever sat and thought about what you put in your mouth? Have you ever sat and thought about what your child watches you put in your mouth? Or what your child sees as your eating habits and health habits? I never really thought about it until I got bit by the “fitness bug” about a year ago. I noticed while my husband and I started counting calories and talking about it out loud our daughter started becoming obsessed with calories and eating. Granted, she didn’t know what a calorie was or what it meant, but she knew it was important for getting fit and eating healthy. She then started making healthier choices on her own. I can proudly say, to this day, that she continues to make healthy eating habits a priority.
Becoming a parent in this day and age is strange as our kids expect so many things that we never got when we were younger. For example, most children reach an age where they start noticing other kids with mobile phones, and they want one for their own. These days, you see kids in elementary school with iPhones or the latest tech on the market. Back when we were in school, we didn’t even know mobile phones existed – we’d be lucky if our parents had one!
There’s no denying that modern technology has made many elements of parenthood much easier. However, it’s also made it harder in many aspects too. Most notable is the smartphone debate. When should you give your child their first phone? Should you give it to them while they’re young or wait as long as possible until they’re maybe in middle school? To help you solve this conundrum, I have a few arguments for and against smartphone use and kids.
No matter how good of a parent you are, there will always be times when some health concerns cropping up. There is only so much you can do to keep these problems at bay, and that is worth remembering if you ever find yourself feeling like you have failed because your kids get sick or are otherwise suffering from a health concern. The truth is, there are a number of common health problems in children that you can do little about. But it is worth knowing as much as possible about what you can do, as this will ensure that you can take the best possible course of action, no matter what. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most common health problems among children and some of their solutions. Continue reading