Have a Health New Year
As the holidays creep closer, parents brace themselves for offspring overload. The little ones get a reprieve from early wake-ups and carpool lines, while the collegiates are homebound for a month. What a joy to have the whole family under one roof again.
Besides bickering, constant grazing, and whiny voices, our children also bring home germs. Let’s face it – kids are human Petri dishes. During the cold season, they reside in confined spaces with their peers. Although there’s sneezing, coughing, and sore throats, kids don’t let that stop them from physical contact and sharing food and drink. What’s a parent to do?
This holiday season, try to get a jump on your child’s healthcare. If you haven’t had a flu vaccination, this is a great time to play catch-up. If your child shows signs of illness, get them to the doctor as soon as possible, so they can recover during the time off. Being sick during break stinks, but it’s also the perfect time to get them back on track. Think of it as an end-of-the-year wrap-up.
It can be daunting to think that when we are finished with the winter break, the second half of the school year will be on its way. The downhill roll, so to speak. Do your child and yourself a favor by prepping their immune system for a healthy 2020. Use the time off to recuperate so the second semester can be productive and active.