Children

Know the kind of medicine and dosages being prescribed to your children

sick medicine 150x150 - Know the kind of medicine and dosages being prescribed to your children

A friend at my workplace shared with me that she was constantly worried about her 5 year old son who was constantly sick. He would be down with fever and cough that does not seems to get well. Taking to a child specialist can be quite a costly affair with each visit easily costing up [...]

Living with an Asperger child

child 150x150 - Living with an Asperger child

In a way, it is fortunate because an Aspie usually do not feel lonely. Often, they seemed to be in their own world and are quite comfortable when in their own company. But being with other kids and unsympathetic teachers sometimes can cause them to feel a lot of rejection. A mother would usually suspect [...]

What to do when your child have autism

adhd1 150x150 - What to do when your child have autism

I read this very inspiring article on a mother who struggled with both her daughters who were initially diagnosed with autism. The mother, Marissa wrote on how when her daughter had initially suffered from tantrums, mood swings, tip toed walking, hyperactive, spinning and other signs of children with autism. Her daughter was even self abusive, [...]

Children with bow leg and Leg Perthes that grow up to be normal

exercise pushup fitness strength 150x150 - Children with bow leg and Leg Perthes that grow up to be normal

From the book, “Your Body Believes Every Word You Say”, written by Barbara Hoberman Levine, she wrote two examples on the effect of words spoken by adults on children: “When I was a little girl, I was severely bow-legged and walked pigeon-toed. My aunt told me, “It hurts me to see that your leg isn’t [...]

What to do when a child gets diarrhoea

digestive 150x150 - What to do when a child gets diarrhoea

There is a good writeup by Prof Dr Christopher Boey Chiong Meng on dealing with children who have diarrhoea or watery stools.  An excerpt contains good tips to prevent children from getting diarrhoea caused by infections: Make sure you feed your child dairy products that have been pasteurised in order to destroy harmful bacteria. Serve [...]

Bringing down fever with tamarind paste

AsamJawaPaste 150x150 - Bringing down fever with tamarind paste

Asam jawa or tamarind paste can help to bring down fever- especially with children. But you will need to buy it in paste form- I am not sure if it is available in the West but the paste is generally sold in grocery shops in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.  Asam jawa paste is usually used [...]

It is wrong to label an underperformed left handed child as having ADHD

boy sad child 150x150 - It is wrong to label an underperformed left handed child as having ADHD

If your child is left-handed, he would probably learn most effectively through visualization and creative tools. The usual education system where logical and analytical thinking is required would leave your child struggling because his mind just operates in a different mode than the usual learning methods that is adapted in the current education system. If [...]

Blood Pressure Table for Children & Adults

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure indicates the force of circulating blood in your vessels. The standard normal measurement for adults is 120/80 whereby: 120 is the systolic pressure (blood pressure when the heart beats) 80 is the diastolic pressure (blood pressure between heartbeats). Blood pressure for Adults Category Systolic (mmHg) Diastolic (mmHg) Hypotension < 90 > 60 Normal [...]