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Few things are as important, or as confusing, to parents as the health and special needs of their children. Whether it is meeting basic health needs or facing a disability, these issues are some of the most trying ones parents ever face. Luckily, having the right information makes routine health, and health problems, much more manageable, and that's where LoveToKnow Kids comes in.

Health and Special Needs: The Basics

All kids have basic needs, such as:

  • Good nutrition
  • Dental health care
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Education
  • Attention and affection

Even these basics come with lots of variables, and conflicting advice can boggle the mind. We help you sift through the information available and come to the best conclusions for your family. How much sleep does Mary need? How can we get Tom to sleep through the night? Why is Heather such a picky eater? How can we help Jill lose weight without her thinking she is 'fat'? How can we encourage the kids to be more active? We'll help you find the answers to those questions and more!

Disabilities and Special Needs

Beyond the basics, there are special needs many parents must also address. Whether that means a child who struggles with shyness or a child with ADD, we'll help you come to terms with it and find ways to minimize the stress. Look for helpful articles on topics such as:

Healthy Kids

Ultimately, being healthy doesn't just mean being free from disease. In addition to helping your children deal with any special needs they may have, encourage your children to eat well, get enough sleep, and exercise often. Children who get enough sleep and have a healthy weight often do better in school and have higher self-esteem than children who do not. If you are armed with the right information, you can help your children be as healthy as they can be.

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