In the first Childhood bride Ch1 by Jim Aitchison, the author explores the different definitions of childhood and how in reality childhood has changed immensely over time, so that today we have come to an understanding of childhood as being any period between birth and puberty, but specifically ranging from birth to 15 or 16 years old.
It’s safe to say that we are all familiar with the physical characteristics that define children as being different than adults; small stature, large heads in proportion to their bodies, and voices that are still changing from high-pitched when they are young to lower-pitched as they mature.
Why are children so prone to illness?
In a world where children are bombarded with germs at an alarming rate, it is no wonder that they become sick more often than their parents. Constant exposure to viruses and bacteria leads to a compromised immune system, meaning that when these little ones are exposed to another germ, it takes a much longer time for them to fight off whatever illness has set in.
They are also unable to regulate their body temperature as well as adults, which can increase the severity of any sickness they contract. As if all this wasn’t enough, being born before 37 weeks of gestation means that babies’ lungs have not fully developed and cannot work properly- which leads to difficulties breathing. Babies immune systems are also not yet mature so they cannot fight off as many infections as older children or adults can.
The importance of children’s immunity
In the first Childhood bide Ch1 by Jim Aitchison, the author explores the different definitions of childhood and how in reality childhood has changed immensely over time, Every child’s immunity level is unique. Even if two kids have the same exact immunization history, their immunity levels could still differ because some people respond to vaccinations better than others. A child’s immune system can also be affected by other factors like genetics, nutrition, and chronic health conditions. That being said, there are some basic things we all can do to help kids keep their immunity as high as possible and thus prevent unnecessary sicknesses during this critical time in their development.
Eat a well-balanced diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources. -Get plenty of sleep every night (7-9 hours for most adults). -Keep active daily (even if it’s just walking). -Talk with your doctor about what medications or supplements you’re taking so they don’t conflict with any immunizations.
How can we help them develop their immune system?
Making sure your child is getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet are some ways you can help them develop their immune system. Once they reach toddlerhood, it’s important to maintain safe sleep habits and establish a bedtime routine to promote healthy mental and physical development. At this age, the brain produces its most new cells, so children need an adequate amount of exercise to grow up strong. When it comes to food, children should have plenty of fruits and vegetables along with lean proteins like fish or beans in order to get all the vitamins and minerals needed for growth.
As a parent, it’s also important to make sure that there isn’t too much sugar in their diet since studies show that this may lead to obesity later on. Lastly, adults should try not to smoke around children because studies show that kids who live with smokers are at risk for developing asthma or having more respiratory problems than those who don’t.
Tips to strengthen our children’s immune system
Childhood is all about learning new things, gaining independence, and trying new experiences. Kids who have a strong immune system are better equipped to participate in these activities, and not get sick as often. To strengthen their immune system, children should get plenty of rest and sleep, drink water instead of juice or soda; avoid going from hot to cold temperatures quickly; wash their hands with soap after using the bathroom or before eating food.
Don’t smoke around kids; use hand sanitizer before touching a child’s mouth. Make sure that children eat nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Take your child for regular checkups to make sure they’re healthy. Keep germs at bay by frequently washing your hands, especially after playing outside or before handling any raw meat. Get your child vaccinated to protect them against serious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, and chickenpox.
How can parents ensure children’s safety?
If you’re a parent, know what your children are up to. Talk to them and find out who they’re spending time with and where they’re going. Let them know that anything that is happening with them could happen to them, so any unsafe situation should be reported to an adult ASAP. Be aware if anything changes in their behaviors like starting to wear more clothes or withdrawing from social interaction- both can be signs of sexual abuse and/or trafficking.
It’s also important to keep all contact information updated for yourself and for your children. Make sure it’s safe for them to have friends visit after school, at night, or on weekends when you’re not home. Teach your children about personal boundaries, what constitutes appropriate physical touch, and how to refuse unwanted attention. Teach them about inappropriate touching (like hugging too tight) and make sure they understand the difference between good touches (like helping someone pick something up) and bad touches (touching intimate body parts).
Conclusion (what you should take away from this blog)
Childhood is a time to explore and experiment, to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible before entering the adult world. In order to do this, children need both physical and emotional support, as well as respect for their abilities. As they grow up, they should be given more independence in decision-making so that they are better prepared to take on responsibility when they are adults.
Parents should also teach them how to solve problems independently and how to make choices that will benefit them in the future. However, parents must always be there to help and guide their children through life because no one knows what lies ahead. The only way we can predict the future is by looking at our past experiences. It’s hard for a child to understand that his or her family may not always be around. It’s important for parents to prepare their children for these possibilities with open communication and awareness.
One thing I think we have learned from studying early humans is that families were very close and supportive back then, so it seems like an important part of being human today.
Also read: My way with you manhwa