October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, so it’s a very serious issue to be informed of. As a mom, you want to be around for your children’s lives for as long as possible, so it’s important to know what you might be up against on the health front. Since breast cancer is so common, you’ll want to know how you can prevent breast cancer, or at least catch it early.
Everyone wants their child to be successful. Even in the delivery room, you probably had thoughts in the back of your mind of your child attending an elite university and attaining some prestigious degree that will lead to a high paying job. But the reality is, despite your best hopes and dreams, there is a very real chance that your kid won’t want to attend college. As school gets more difficult in junior high and high school both academically and socially, your teen might start thinking that traditional higher education isn’t what they want to do after high school.
Sometimes it seems like kids these days are glued to electronic devices. Whether it’s a tablet, cellphone, television, or video games, they always seem to be connected to something that’s not human. This isolation and lack of human interaction can undoubtedly hurt the social skills of a developing young mind. Social skills are vital to future success in the adult world. From making friends, making connections, competing for job positions, and being focused and involved at work, it’s important that your kids have the social skills necessary to succeed later in life.
Something always on the minds of parents is nutrition. You want to make sure your kids are getting all of the nutrients they need, but it’s not always clear what that entails. New nutritional guidelines help by suggesting portion sizes and diet styles, but even if you can apply these at home, you can’t always guarantee your kids will be getting the same nutrition and education at school.
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Writer with a BA in English Linguistics.