I remember a 1980s commercial promoting dishwashing liquid as a hand soak for rough and dry skin. When Madge, the manicurist, mentioned what the proffered hand was soaking in, the woman yanked her hand away and said incredulously, "DISHWASHING LIQUID!?" It was funny and offbeat and stuck with me.
It's the end of summer and you know what that means-it's officially the start of back to school season. But between your trips to pick up school supplies, you may want to focus on something that can have a big impact on your child's academic performance: their diet.
Ask any parent and they can tell you that "sleeping like a baby," is a contradiction in terms. Most parents have become too familiar with children's sleep issues, from restless sleep to night terrors. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than two-thirds of all children experience at least one sleep problem a week and more than three-quarters of parents would like to change something about their child's sleep habits.
Given the number of children affected by cancer it is very likely that you have observed a family going through what it takes to support a child with cancer, or you are/were that family. Currently, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death in children under 15 years old. The good news is that the successful treatment of pediatric cancers continues to improve.