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Children and their Health, Depend on You


Children and their Health, Depend on You


A developing child needs all the essential nutrients to nurture their evolving bodies. Their perception on healthy and balanced lifestyle develops sooner that you might anticipate.  Raising a child is no menial task; it involves a lot of headaches, stress and frustrations. Your actions and perceptions about health directly influence your child as they develop and grow.



Stress can greatly affect your child, especially during the conception stage; ounces and ounces of hormones are released by the body to naturally combat stress and maintain homeostasis, when the mother feels stressed, the baby is stressed as well so it is just as vital to live as stress free as possible to inhibit the unnecessary release of these hormones; one empirical finding on baby born from severely stressed mothers are inconsolable babies and constant mood swings during adulthood.


To alleviate stress, the mother can take short trips to the park or somewhere that is breezy and cool. Unknown to many, trees and lush greeneries provide a good haven for stress reduction. It is also good to avoid crowded environments as such environments are usually humid and increases the mother’s core temperature which is not good for the fetus. There are also meditations audio and video manuals that can help the mother learn meditation techniques to keep stress away. These are just some tips a mother can take to keep stress away.


Food and Diet

The mental and physiological development of a child or baby heavily depends on the nutritional intake they have. Every parent should at least undergo research or a basic mother’s class on images 150x150 Children and their Health, Depend on Youthe importance of providing your child adequate nutrition. Vegetables and fruits are essential for the development of your child’s mental capacity. Breast milk, as they say is always the best for babies as this contains essential amino acids and antibodies that help combat illnesses and strengthen your baby’s bodily defences. Creating a safe and enjoyable eating environment for your child ensures that they develop a healthy perception about food; making meals not only a gastronomic experience but as well as quality family time.


Spirituality and Society and Your Role as a Parent

Every aspect of your child’s development should be given significance to in ensuring your child grows up to be a healthy member of society; religious affiliation aside, parents must guide their kids to develop a strong foundation on faith because faith is one of the factors that influence a child’s view on things, people and the world as a whole. Motivate your child to read the bible if you’re a Christian, read parables to them; stories of kindness and compassion for they will bring this with them as they grow older. It does not matter whatever religion your family practices as long as your child develops a sense of spirituality because every religion’s main mission is to instill kindness and love in our hearts.

Your child’s actions reflect from what they see from you. Remember that mimicking traits and behaviour is one of the basic instincts a child acquires during their rapid growth years. It cannot be stressed enough the value of being their “role models”. What they see today is what they would become as adults and in the society. If they grow up in a tensed family, nagger parents constantly screaming at each other and a drunkard father; chances are they will grow up to be exactly like their parents. But if they see and feel unconditional love and compassion in the family, these traits they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Children who grew up well-bred and educated tend to be the respectable and respecting ones, they value relationships and conscious on time and how short life is. They are the ones who enjoy life to the fullest; the optimists of society.

The Significance of Health Insurance for Children


The world we are living in is a tumultuous world. Pathogens and viral epidemics are everywhere; accidents have become more and more common and pollutants have been a staple in almost all major urban cities. Ensuring that your child’s future is well prepared is necessary.

Health Insurance for Children has become a common trend these days and is readily accessible for families in all levels of the social strata. In some governments, those that are prompt to recognize the value of the growing youth, subsidize children’s insurance plans. But doctor child 150x150 The Significance of Health Insurance for Childrenthen again, this is only possible in modernized countries able to afford the growing costs of medical care; it is an unfortunate circumstance that in the US alone, more than 8 million children grow up without adequate insurance. That’s eight million uninsured children in the United States of America, a superpower nation. The number of uninsured or sometimes unimmunized children is staggering in some third-world countries.

Government everywhere are scrambling to figure out a way to deliver health insurance to children that can be accessible and affordable for everybody. Parents are encouraged to check with their local government units on how this can be possible. Depending on your social status and family income, there are governments that provide basic health insurance for children targeted to kids who come from underprivileged families. It is essential that your kids have their health covered by at least one insurance plan. If you can afford to buy an insurance policy for your kid, it is critical to get that health plan for your child NOW.

All parents only wish for their child to grow up healthy and develop to their maximum and become productive and responsible members of society. All this will not be possible if the child’s growth is hindered by an underlying medical condition or his future impaired by a medical emergency wherein things could have been different if a health insurance policy was in effect.

It cannot be stressed enough the significance of health insurance. It saves lives. It also saves families, especially low income families that hassle and anxiety associated over medical checks, medication requirements of the child and hospitalization bills. A health insurance policy is very crucial during medical emergencies where the life of your child hangs in the balance. Consider a health policy for your child now because you will never know when you might need it. As the old saying goes, “It is better to be SAFE than SORRY”.



Children are naturally hyperactive. They are curious about everything around them and love to explore their surrounding making them prone to bruising themselves, scraping their knees and contusions here and there. Not taking lightly the possibility of them acquiring commoncute kid 150x150 PRIMARY HEALTH INSURANCE NEEDS FOR KIDS diseases as well, such as common colds and flu. This will make trips to the doctor a routine which, without adequate health insurance will incur significant amount of money, don’t let the bills accumulate for hospital and healthcare bills accumulate quick. This is where health insurance for kids comes in handy.

Many insurance firms offer several specialized health insurance packages for children with specific policies for children with varying needs. Some of them can even be added to your existing family insurance plan if you have any at a cost the fraction of hospital bills. Most of these policies offer a lesser pay/co-pay, making trips to the doctor or hospital fiscally bearable.


Your child’s policy should cover at least the following:


Medical Prescriptions – as your child explores their environment, they need a strong immune system that will protect them from the pathogens ever present in the environment. Medications prescribed by their paediatricians/physicians are relatively expensive but when you have this as part of your child’s insurance policy, it will significantly decrease the cost that you will have had to pay.

Dental/Oral Care Plan – children are generally sweet lovers, they choose the foods that look sumptuous according to colour; primarily sweets, candies and treats are colourful but harmful for their teeth without proper care. Aside from that, developing children needs double the amount of fluoride than adults do. That is why they require more dental checks than adults do. These trips to the dentist, especially cases that require further treatments cost a lot, and I mean expensive. Ensuring your child’s dental care is fully covered by their insurance policy is a must.

Optometry / Eye Care – ensure that your kid’s eyesight are protected by having regular visits to the optometrist to test for visual impairments that your child may have, the earlier it is detected the greater the chance of correction. Usually healthcare plans for children does not usually cover Eye Care, but there are emerging insurance providers that include this in their policy at a higher cost, make sure that this is included in the policy because the additional cost of the insurance is just a fraction of the amount you will have to pay if your child is to have serious visual problems.

Hospitalization – more often than not, children will require trips to the doctor that will need further tests that will require them to stay in the hospital briefly. These brief stays in the hospital will cost more than you anticipate, so make sure that this is fully covered in their insurance plan and read the fine print on the amount the insurers will shoulder in case your child goes into hospital. Neonatal care is usually not covered in these plans, see if you require it and put it as an add-on to the policy. Usually children below 18 years old are eligible for this.

Raising a child is a tremendous task. Ensuring they grow up to their best potential is paramount to every responsible parent. Smart parents know that getting a complete health insurance plan for their children is essential; it is a menial task that will have a big impact on your child’s future.


January 2021
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