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Internet Safety For Canyon Kids

Internet Safety For Canyon Kids

No Canyon parent wants their child to be exposed to Internet pornography, however, this tragedy occurs everyday. Why is there such a disconnect?

Some Canyon parents may not realize that their young child can navigate the computer like a pro. Others may believe that their child would never go looking for inappropriate material.

If you think your Orinda kids are too young to worry about it, don’t be so sure. California parents continue to report that they found out too late that their child was exposed. I urge you to take precautions now.

With Internet pornography increasing everyday and young people succumbing to this cybermonster, Orinda parents wonder what they can do to prevent this from ever happening to their kids.

This advice bears repeating: Canyon parents should put the computer in an open area so that it can be monitored. In addition, many forms of web protection are available for free. Though it is time-consuming, Canyon parents would be wise to only allow their child use the Internet with Mom or Dad present.

Talk to your kids and ask them if they have encountered Internet pornography. Ask them what they did or what they would do in such a situation. Though this is a secondary concern: explain to them that certain web pages and ‘pop ups’ contain viruses that can damage the computer. Open communication is essential.

If your Canyon children have encountered pornography, perhaps at a friend’s house, emphasize its destructive nature and teach them that what they saw is degrading to men, women, and healthy relationships. Internet pornography is a plague with many Canyon victims, including children. It is up to Canyon parents and youth leaders to help Canyon children be safe online.

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3 Tips For Improving Alameda Kids’ Attention Spans

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Hello California parents! Today in the Alameda Children’s Health Blog, we are going to look at various ways to lengthen kids’ attention spans. An increased attention span can improve learning ability as well as behavior and is an important aspect of kids health in Canyon.

1. Find an activity that will hold their attention. This might mean that you need to experiment with different types of toys and crafts. One child might enjoy building blocks while another may become engrossed in an art project. There are many craft and hobby stores in the Albany, Alameda, and Canyon area where parents can get great ideas.

2. Recorded stories are a wonderful resource for increasing attention spans. Have your child lie on the floor and close their eyes, then play a recorded story. When it’s finished, have your child retell the story to you. Local Orinda libraries are perfect for finding recorded books and stories. Or you can download audio books for your iPad or other electronic reader.

3. Make sure that your child is using age-appropriate toys, crafts, and media. Age recommendations can be very helpful when deciding what activities will effectively engage your child.

Remember that it’s natural for different children to have varying attention spans, but the attention span of all kids should improve with age.

I’m Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about helping California parents raise healthy and happy kids. I try to keep apprised on the latest in proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunizations. I am the owner of my own Alameda home business that promotes Xocai XoBiotic Squares. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://derrickwinkel.com/products/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

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The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Paxton, Jackie, & Shoemake, Teresa, “Fun Ways to Increase Children’s Attention Span”, http://www.atu.edu/research/ProfessionalDevelopmentGrants/06-07/JackiePaxton/Final_Report-Fun_Ways_to_Increase_Children_s_Attention_Span.pdf, accessed on October 10, 2013

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3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For Alameda Parents

Orinda childrens vitamins

Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the Orinda area, so parents are often on the lookout for toys to give at the next big event. Toys can promote children’s health by stimulating the mind, encouraging imagination, or by getting kids moving around and exercising. But whatever toy you choose, make sure it is safe.

Next time you are browsing the toy aisle of your favorite Canyon, Alameda, or Albany department store, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

1. Be sure that you purchase toys that suit the child’s age and abilities. Buying a toy that is meant for older children is a possible safety hazard and should always be avoided.

2. Once you’ve chosen an age-appropriate toy, read all of the enclosed instructions before allowing your kids to play with it.

3. This can be difficult when you have children of differing ages, but you should always make sure that older kids play with toys containing small parts away from younger children, and never allow them to leave the game pieces unattended.

And, speaking of gifts, remember that ribbons and strings should be taken away immediately after a gift or toy is unwrapped.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about kids health in Canyon. I want to help parents in and around Orinda to raise healthy children and I do this by discussing important issues in my Children’s Health Blog, such as proper nutrition, immunization schedules, and safety.

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Thanks for reading, Orinda parents!

The following webpage was consulted for this post:
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Holiday-Safety-Tips.aspx, accessed on August 15, 2013.

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

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Alameda Kids and Bug Bite Dangers

Alameda Kids and Bug Bite Dangers Healthy Alameda kids love to play outdoors, but California parents need to be aware of a potential danger: bug bites. The ability to tell a harmful bug bite from a benign one is essential to keeping your active Alameda child safe.

Flea bites are common in Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. They appear as a rash on a child’s skin with individual raised spots that might have a puncture in the center. Alameda children will usually complain of itchy skin if they have been bitten by fleas.

Bee and wasp stings, also common in the Orinda area, can be differentiated by the number of stings. Bees only sting once, lose their stinger and then die, whereas wasps (as well as hornets and yellow jackets) can sting multiple times. California homes often harbor wasp nests under the eaves.

The sting of a fire ant will usually cause Orinda kids to have a red hive that may develop into a itchy, pus-filled lesion. Chiggers, which are tiny arachnids, cause multiple itchy red welts on kids’ skin. Check your local Alameda drugstore for itch-relief products and watch the welts for signs of infection.

Ticks bites will cause an uncomfortable redness on your Orinda child’s skin and may even swell. Since ticks can carry harmful diseases, you should contact your Alameda area pediatrician if you child has had a tick bite.

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4 Things Your Alameda Pediatrician Wants You To Know

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The health of their children is a top priority for parents in the Canyon, Alameda, and Albany areas, and that’s why having a good relationship with your child’s pediatrician is important. From well-child check-ups to children’s immunizations to flu shots, these healthcare providers are there when parents need them.

Today in the Alameda Children’s Health Blog, we want to give you a look into some of the issues facing pediatricians, especially those issues that they may have difficulty discussing with parents.

1. A cold is a cold is a cold, even if they call it something different. There are lots of names for the common cold, like “viral rhinosinusitis” or “purulent rhinitis”. They might sound fancy, but if your kids has it, it really just means they have a cold. Many pediatricians use these terms so parents don’t feel like their being sent away from the office with an overly-simple diagnosis.

2. Old wives’ tales and internet health sites are no substitutes for professional medical advice! There are many rumors that have no scientific basis, but some patients insist on bringing their child in because an older member of the family noticed something (think green snot or ear tugging). Also, while the internet is filled with great information, it is also teeming with sensationalized and nonscientific sites that can be downright dangerous. Pediatricians just want parents to be safe and well-informed when choosing how to treat their child.

3. Fevers are scary, but for children over 3 months old, there is no magic number where a fever becomes dangerous. However, accompanying symptoms like lethargy, rash, or inconsolable crying are cause for concern.

4. Scheduling is not an exact science.
No one likes to camp out in the waiting room, but, once in a while, a patient requires a little extra care, and this can throw the schedule off for the day. However, one day that patient may be your child, and you’ll want that schedule-ruining extra care as well.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I want to help Orinda families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity are often on my mind. I am the owner of a direct sales Orinda area home business that sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

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The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.parents.com/health/doctors/top-10-confessions-of-a-pediatrician/?page=1, accessed on August 15, 2013

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Alameda-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in September 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares online and in Alameda, Canyon, Alameda, and Albany. Our valued Orinda customers recommend Xocai XoBiotic Squares because Xocai XoBiotic Squares chocolate molds from Xocai contain acai!.

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Orinda Kid’s Health: What Is ‘Failure To Thrive?’

Orinda Kid's Health: What Is 'Failure To Thrive?'

Though Orinda children come in all shapes and sizes and grow at widely varying rates, sometimes an extremely low weight indicates a medical condition called ‘failure to thrive.’

This general term is used for children who weigh significantly less than other healthy Orinda kids their age.

According to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in cases of children with failure to thrive the rate of weight and height gain ‘may be more important than actual measurements.’ 1

Orinda children in the ‘failure to thrive’ category weigh lower than the 3rd percentile. In addition, their weight is significantly lower than what is considered healthy for their height.

In addition, Orinda kids with failure to thrive usually have delayed development in physical, social, and emotional skills.

In California, failure to thrive can be caused by numerous factors, both physically and environmentally. Orinda parents who are concerned about their child’s development should consult their pediatrician, even if no specific medical symptoms are detected.

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1‘What Is Failure To Thrive?,” Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/tpl_rlinks_nav1up.aspx?id=5112, accessed on October 15, 2011

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Keeping Alameda Kids Regular

Nutrition for Orinda children

It might be an awkward subject for Alameda parents to bring up with an older child, but making sure your son or daughter is having regular bowel movements is essential for their health – at all ages. If your child is experiencing problems with this, try these natural fixes before you resort to a medication.

Increased water intake is often all it takes for Orinda area kids to overcome this problem since dehydration is a common cause.

To encourage your child to drink more water, try getting them their own water bottle and keeping it full in the fridge. That way, even if your child is too small to reach the tap themselves, they always have easy access to cold water.

It’s important to evaluate the diet of your child and look for opportunities to introduce more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods contain the fiber that is necessary for bowel health. Plus, you’ll see lots of additional health benefits from these steps toward proper nutrition.

If natural remedies don’t alleviate the problem, consult with your Canyon, Alameda, or Albany pediatrician.

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Alameda Parents Who Reduce Stress May Have Healthier Kids

Alameda Parents Who Reduce Stress May Have Healthier Kids

Moms and dads in the Orinda area are always looking for ways to keep their kids healthy, but some of them might not know that reducing their own stress levels can have great benefits for their children.

A recent study shows that stressed-out parents are more likely to have an obese child, and childhood obesity in Albany is a risk factor for a variety of diseases and disorders.

The main culprits behind this trend are the parents who are too busy and stressed out to provide healthy food to their children.

It’s true that nutritious, well-rounded meals take a little more work, and they can seem more expensive compared to their over-processed counterparts. However, in the long-run, a healthy lifestyle will be better on your pocketbook.

When parents include time in their busy Canyon and Alameda schedules to de-stress, it can benefit the entire family.
Furthermore, learning to deal with stress in a healthy way is an important skill for parents and children, so next time you visit your Alameda family practitioner or pediatrician, ask about ways your whole family can reduce stress.

Hi, I’m Derrick Winkel and I own a home business in Orinda that sells Xocai XoBiotic Squares. I am very concerned about issues related to the health of children such as proper nutrition and vitamins.

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The following online article was used as source material for this post:
Denise Mann, “Stress in Parents Linked to Obesity in Kids,” WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/news/20121018/stress-parents-obesity-kids, accessed on Oct. 22, 2012.

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Alameda Parents: Is Your Child’s Car Seat Safe?

Alameda Parents: Is Your Child's Car Seat Safe?

Anyone in Alameda who transports kids in their car should regularly review the child safety seat regulations. California and federal laws are periodically updated. Alameda parents who think their six year-old doesn’t need to be in a booster seat may be surprised to learn that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that children stay in a booster seat until their height and weight exceed the manufacturer’s limits.

Complete recommendations can be found at http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

Here are some quick facts for Alameda parents:

  • Keep infants and toddlers rear-facing as long as possible.
  • Upgrade child safety seat when child reaches max height and weight for each particular model.
  • Most California Wal-Mart, Target, and Babies-R-Us stores carry safety seats for all ages.
  • Alameda children are ALWAYS safer in the back seat and those under twelve should never ride in the front seat.

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Orinda Parents: Think Twice Before Buying A Used Car Seat

Orinda Parents: Think Twice Before Buying A Used Car Seat

In these days of rising prices and shrinking paychecks, Orinda parents are trying to save money wherever they can. They shop sales for food, clothes, school supplies, and other necessities.

Many Orinda thrift stores have seen their business increase in the past few years as parents have discovered how much money they can save by buying used items. Perfectly good toys, clothes, books, sports gear, and children’s furniture can be purchased for a fraction of retail price at Orinda thrift stores.

One place Orinda parents should not scrimp, however, is on their child’s car seat. If you are considering buying a used child safety seat, make sure it comes with the user’s manual, the model number, and date of manufacture. You want to be certain that you know the complete history of the car seat. Check to see if it is on the list of recalled products. (Information at http://www.carseat.org/Recalls/recall.shtml.) If it has ever been involved in anything more severe than a low-speed fender bender, don’t buy it.

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