We owe it to our children, our families, our community and our future to nurture our children. Children learn from their surroundings. Being polite, giving respect to elders, eating healthy, participating in physical activities, etc, comes naturally to a child if he sees the same in his/her surroundings.
Children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and have the right to be safe, healthy, make a positive contribution, feel loved, valued and supported by a network of reliable and affectionate relationships. If they are denied the opportunity and support they need, children become vulnerable, prone to being abused and neglected and also disadvantaged and socially excluded in adulthood.
It is rare for children to become seriously ill with no warning. Based on your child's symptoms, you should usually contact your child's pediatrician for advice.
Timely treatment of symptoms can prevent an illness from getting worse or turning into an emergency. Disease prevention is an important part of getting your child off to a healthy start and maintaining your child's overall good health.
Many preventive strategies are so simple, safe, and effective, allowing you to guard against a variety of potentially serious illnesses, from food-borne diseases to infections caused by ticks and animal bites.
Whenever children are together, there is a chance of spreading infections. This is especially true among infants and toddlers who are likely to use their hands to wipe their noses or rub their eyes and then handle toys or touch other children,even though your child has had his immunizations, he can get other infectious diseases common in children such as colds, sore throats, coughs, vomiting, and diarrhea. Make sure your child understands good hygiene and the importance of hand washing after using the toilet and before and after eating.
To reduce the risk of becoming sick, your child, the child care providers, and all the children being cared for must be up-to-date with the recommended immunizations, including theFlu vaccine. If you follow the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), you can help make your child healthier than was ever possible in earlier generations.
We must provide a safe and stimulating environment for young minds to grow and develop.