October is Children’s Health Month! So in honor of the health of our children, we are going to discuss a few different aspects to health. Also being recognized this month is eye injury prevention month, national bullying prevention month and world mental health day. These are the topics that we will be briefly touching on throughout this post, all of which relate to your child’s physical, emotional or mental health.

Self-esteem, self worth and body image can play a huge role in your child’s life as they mature. Our children are always watching the way in which we and other adults interact with the world around us. This observance shapes how they interact with their peers, and those in positions of authority as well as how they think about themselves.

Many think of playing as something only children do. But in reality, there are both physical and mental benefits of play for adults as well! Studies show that in adults playtime can help boost energy and improve resistance to disease. Playing, like exercising, can trigger a release of endorphins, which can help to encourage positive mood and even relieve pain. Playing also can provide a welcome distraction from life’s every day stressors and can help to ward off stressors and depression. Adult playtime with children is a great time for parents to connect with their child in an environment that allows the child to be completely expressive.

As a child, going to routine doctor visits can be a terrifying experience. You never know if you are in for a non-eventful appointment or if there might be a vaccine involved. So how as parents do we help our child through anxiety they might feel towards going to the doctor? We’ve got some tips.

It’s summertime, which means it’s camp season here in Western North Carolina. A huge part of the culture of Henderson County is the summer camp industry. Since there’s no shortage of camps to choose from, it is important to take a few things into consideration to ensure that your child has a good well-rounded experience.