Children are very active, they play hard, and many of them are involved in competitive sports. Sometimes all of this physical activity can put an undue stress on their spine. The spine is home to the spinal cord, which is the most amazing bundle of nerves that controls every function in the body. Even the slightest misalignment can cause interference in this process and leave the child vulnerable to a host of issues.
At Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we pride ourselves on having a pediatric and family practice. Dr. Ting has been treating children, from newborns to 17 yrs, with the ProAdjuster and Activator techniques for over 10 years. Childhood should be a time of fun, growth and preparation for a healthy adulthood. They shouldn’t be plagued with adult-type problems such as fatigue, headaches, nervousness, poor concentration, back pain, or irritability. Our natural approach to health can be a wise investment in your child’s future!
AS THE TWIG IS BENT SO GROWS THE TREE! Gentle chiropractic care will help identify early problems and help educate parents while correcting any misalignment related structural needs.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your children’s health, please don’t hesitate to call the office or ask Dr. Ting at your next visit.
Little Chefs Can Cook (with your help)
March Break is an ideal time to get cooking with the kids! Children should start by learning basic cooking skills and build their way up. Use these age-specific guidelines to help your little chef succeed in the kitchen, and don’t forget to go over safety rules and explain clearly what they can and cannot touch.
Remember to always read the recipe together before you start to make sure you’re not missing anything.
Children ages 2-3 years can:
- wash fruit and vegetables
- count ingredients
- add ingredients to a bowl
- put paper liners into muffin tins
Children ages 3-4 years can:
- pour from measuring cups
- mix ingredients in a bowl
- help make a simple sandwich or pizza
- help gather ingredients
- mash sweet potatoes or bananas
Children ages 4-6 years can:
- stir ingredients together (muffins, pancakes, sauces)
- slice cooked vegetables, soft fruit, cheese, or tofu with a plastic knife
- set the table
- crack and beat an egg
Children ages 6 to 8 years can:
- use basic kitchen equipment such as a blender or can opener
- toss salad ingredients together with salad dressing
- create a smoothie
- make a simple breakfast like whole grain cereal, frozen berries, and milk
Children ages 8 to 11 years can:
- use a knife to chop cooked meat, easy-to-grip vegetables and fruit, cheese, tofu, and bread
- make and pack their school lunch
- make a fresh veggie or fruit platter to go with dinner
- use the microwave and stove, with your help
Did You Know… ?
Cooking with kids is a great way to connect and spend quality time together as a family. Studies show that children who help with meal prep are more likely to make nutritious food choices and more willing to try new food.