How Yoga Benefits Kids

If seeing your preschooler twisting and turning her body into pretzel-esque proportions makes you want to head off to the nearest pharmacy to get some tranquilizer, better think again. It’s not that bad. Yoga for kids might seem to put too much strain on their young bodies, but the benefits do outweigh the aches [Read more…]

Sunblock 101

Pop quiz: What is one thing that’s just as important in life, but often neglected? No, it’s not your possessive boyfriend or your pet goldfish.  It’s none other than sunblock! With summer in the air and that white beach beckoning, we must not forget to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  Here are a few simple ways to keep sunburn at bay:

How cough and cold medicines harm your child

Whenever our little one gets the sniffles, we’re often compelled to remedy the situation they way we would if we ourselves had colds. We’d grab a bottle of cold medicine from our trusty old medicine cabinet and give a spoonful of it to our kid. Insert STOP sign and car-coming-to-a-screeching-halt sound effect here. Experts say, that is not the right way to go.

Doctor Prudence (a resident physician here in the metro) emphasizes in her blog, that just because we can readily get hold of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines even without a doctor’s prescription, that doesn’t mean these OTC drugs are safe for our kids. [Read more…]

Close Encounters of the Dental Kind

In life we go on a lot of trips: trips to the mall, the park, the nearby grocery store. The one trip a majority of us dread going on, is a trip to the (drum roll, please) dentist!

My five-year old has just recently gone on such a trip, and I must say, I am one proud momma. She didn’t show the slightest fear or resistance. [Read more…]