It’s back-to-school season, and many of us are gearing up our children for another year of learning. However, while you’re enjoying the last days of summer together and stocking up on school supplies, don’t forget to plan ahead to support your child’s health.
Here are 4 tips to help you keep your child healthy, so that they can focus on their education.
1: Teach Children to Manage Anxiety
Childhood may seem like a carefree time, but the truth is that most children go through phases of some kind of anxiety or another. For some, it’s more than a phase. According to the ADAA, 1 in 8 children is affected by an anxiety disorder. Without treatment or proactive stress management strategies, anxiety can have a major impact on a child’s life. Anxiety can tie closely to other disorders in children, from OCD to depression. Take a look at how Dr. Liu helped treat a girl who suffered from Tourette’s syndrome, who later grew to become Miss Arizona.
Tips for helping children manage anxiety:
Take 15 minutes for daily family meditation
Talk out their concerns together
Consider using our RelaxMe formula
Make sure that they have a regular sleep schedule
2: Empower Them to Focus Better
It’s difficult to buckle down and pay attention in class after a summer spent running wild. Many children have difficulty focusing at school, which adversely affects their grades, behavior, and self esteem. You can empower your child to focus better by being aware of the situation, and trying treatment and coping methods that can help. Essentia’s formulas FocusTime and SharpMind are both configured specifically to help boost blood flow to the brain and help individuals stay focused. If your child has an attention disorder such as ADD or ADHD, it’s important to recognize the signs, get treatment, and start utilizing coping mechanisms that can help them succeed.
3: Spend Quality Time Together
Children who have involved parents are much more likely to have success in school. We’re all busy, but when we make the effort to prioritize time with our children, it pays off for both parties. Set goals for family dinner, help your children with homework, and spend time together reading or meditating, as we mentioned in tip #1.
4: Stock Them Up With Healthy Snacks
Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic, and it’s directly tied to the food we give our children. Often, we try to sustain children’s energy using starchy, sugary snacks that give a quick boost of energy. However, sugar rushes inevitably lead to a crash within an hour or two, making children irritable, unfocused, and sleepy. Instead, find healthy snacks that your child looks forward to, that will give them sustained energy throughout the day.
If energy spikes and crashes throughout the day are affecting your child’s performance in school, consider utilizing our Qi Energy formula, a favorite among our customers.
Essentia’s traditional formulas have been utilized in Eastern Medicine for thousands of years. We uphold the highest standards of safety and oversee every step of the medicine’s production, from the plant to the bottle. Shop our products here. Have a question about one of our products? Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Disclaimer: Talk to physician before administering supplements to children, especially if they have other medications that they’re taking.