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Benefits news: August is child health month

Jul 27, 2015

All children develop at their own pace, both physically and emotionally.  But you can help give your children all they need to be their healthy best—including lots of playtime and plenty of affection.

Celebrate Childhood! Make today spontaneously playful. It is never too soon to get started on a path to wellness.  Introduce your kids to healthy habits early on, when they are more likely to stick. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Take a tech break—studies show that too much tech time for children is linked to struggles at school, attention problems, sleeping disorders and obesity.  So keep it in check!
  2. Build them up—help boost your child's self-esteem by focusing on his or her individual strengths.  Just remember to stay flexible about your idea of success. Not every child excels in the same way.
  3. Explore—Encourage exercise by doing it as a family. Take walks, ride bikes, or head to the beach, a lake or a local swimming pool for a swim.

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