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Journal Entry C headerYour military child’s mental health
This Mental Health Month, think about your kids’ emotional wellness and how you can best nurture their mental health.
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Journal EntryStrength training for children and teens
Resistance training has become popular among children and teens. When performed in a safe, structured environment, this type of exercise can be very beneficial for improving their health and athletic performance.
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Journal Entry D source codePredicting body weight from childhood to adulthood
Now you can calculate your child’s risk of becoming obese with a simple online calculator.
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Journal EntryStart your children’s good sleep habits early
Sleep is an essential part of post-exercise recovery, and good sleep habits begin in childhood. A recent Canadian report on bringing up children as athletes provides valuable input for children at various ages.
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Journal EntryHealthy hearing habits for your children
Everyday noise pollution may not seem as bad as what Warfighters face, but children need to protect their hearing too. Help yours develop good hearing habits early, and they’ll be better prepared for whatever they face later in life.
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Journal Entry D source codeBe an advocate for healthy, “Fit Kids”!
Let someone at your children’s school know that they can get free help with physical education for grades 3 through 8 through the Operation Fit Kids program.
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Journal EntryEnergy drinks and adolescents – a risky combination
Energy drinks and adolescents can be a dangerous combination, especially because of the amounts of caffeine and other stimulants that may be in these products. Educating youth about potential risks is very important.
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Journal Entry C headerAre your kids active enough?
This week, the spotlight’s on children and teenagers—and whether they’re getting the exercise they need.
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Journal Entry“Feeling Thermometer” for children
Children often have trouble expressing their feelings in words. The FOCUS program provides a tool to help them communicate how they feel.
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Journal EntryMilitary kids—part of one big family
DoD wrapped up April as the Month of the Military Child with a graphic summary of how children fit into the U.S. military system.
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