I recently read an article about the upcoming Summer Olympics. It said that British athletes have been advised not to shake hands with other players or dignitaries at the London Olympic Games for fear that they will pick up an illness and lose the opportunity to win a medal in the games. As a mom with a house full of kids who spread germs faster than they can send a text, … [Read more...] about The Olympic Debate: What to do if You Can’t Shake Hands?
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Sweaty hands can present a big problem, especially when you are in a situation where you must shake hands with people. You may pretend that you don't notice the other person discretely wiping his hand on his suit after shaking hands with you, but you want to die of embarrassment. The medical name for overly sweaty hands is palmar hyperhidrosis. Fortunately, you can treat sweaty … [Read more...] about How to Not Have Sweaty Hands
We've all experienced it - the stuffy nose, sore throat, exhausted feeling that has you reaching for the thermometer. There's nothing worse than getting bogged down with a bad cold. So here are ten easy tips for fighting off winter colds: 1. Rest Your body needs lots of it! That means instead of running all those errands, you get yourself in bed. You need to save your … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Ward Off That Winter Cold!
Have you ever wished your little one hadn’t blurted out that naughty word to his oh-so proper grandparents -- an expletive he evidently learned when you accidentally slammed your finger in the door last week? Have you ever watched your child eat and, in horror, had to ask yourself, “Did he just watch Animal Planet before this meal?” Has your child ever done something so … [Read more...] about How to Raise a Polite Child
In my first blog about OT, I focused mainly on oral issues, specifically teeth grinding. OT issues, however, involve the entire body. Remember, one part of the "OT experience" is trying to teach a child self-help skills. These are life-long skills such as potty training and being able to put on your own clothes. Other issues include brushing your teeth, combing your hair, … [Read more...] about More About OT