Teach Your Kids These
Anti-Infection Skills Fast
Some parents send their kids to school knowing they are sick. What happens when Mexico’s parents expose thousands of their sick kids to U.S. school systems? And just when millions of American born pupils are returning to school?
Now our kids have more to worry about than sniffles and sneezes. Strange Third World infections are on the march. Your children and grand children in school face unprecedented risk. Shortly I will tell you what to do.
Even when things are normal, schools are a hotbed of infection. On average, a kid in middle school or high school comes down with a cold or the flu between 4 and 6 times a year. For kids in elementary school that number is twice as high.
Kids—especially younger kids—are usually careless with their germs. They’ll sneeze into their hands. After that, anything they touch between that moment and washing their hands becomes colonized with germs. Whether it’s a crayon or a doorknob. Any of the other kids that touch it are likely to catch whatever is going around.
Kids tend to share everything from toys to pencils to water bottles … just one more way that germs get passed around.
Teach Your Kids How to Dodge
Horrible Third World Diseases
One thing that kids are great at is developing new habits. Show them these:
Proper hand-washing: Remind your kids to wash their hands regularly. They should wash after they sneeze or cough, after blowing their nose, after using the restroom, before they eat, and when then come inside from playing outside.
Sneeze like Dracula: Have your kids imagine that when they need to sneeze or cough, they should make like Dracula hiding behind his cape. In other words, sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hand. This will help keep your kids from being the ones making every one else sick. And who knows? Maybe they’ll start a trend. If all the kids cough and sneeze like this, it will cut way down on the spread of germs at school.
Good sharing habits: Being able to share is important, but that doesn’t mean that you child has to share everything. She doesn’t have to give bites off her sandwich or drinks directly from her water bottle. Let your child know that she can share things without sharing germs. Remind her to tear off food or break items in half to share. (You can cut up food into shareable portions if that helps.) And put an extra Dixie cup or two into her lunch bag for sharing drinks.
Healthy immunes systems: Just like adults, kids will do better against “back-to-school” germs if their immune systems are strong and ready to fend off any germ attacks.
- Sleep: Kids need more sleep than adults. Your elementary school child should get at least 10 hours a night. And you middle school or high school student will thrive on at least 9 solid hours. Helping your children to get enough sleep will help keep their immune systems strong.
- Eat: Just like an adult, your child depends on good food. Keep sugar intake and junk food low. Focus on whole foods. Lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains should the backbone of your child’s diet.
- Drink: A hydrated body supports a healthy immune system. Kids have a tendency to gravitate to sugary drinks. Help your child make better choices by emphasizing how wonderful water is.
- Play: Being physically active is crucial to a healthy body and a top-notch immune system. For kids, the best route to physical activity is through play. After school, send the kids outside for a while. Encourage them to play games of tag, to ride their bikes, or just to run around.
- Relaxation: Kids get stressed just like adults. Encourage quiet time. This could be a time for your child to enjoy a low-stress hobby, to read a book, to take a nap, or even to meditate.
P.S. Back-to-school illnesses are tame compared to some of the new diseases we’re seeing cross our borders. The new chikungunya virus is showing up all over the country … floods of illegal immigrants entering over the southern border are carrying swine flu, strep pneumonia, chicken pox, and more. See the key defenses that I suggest above!
Not since the early 20th century have we been so vulnerable to so many different infections. You need a proactive way to protect yourself and your family in the event of an outbreak in your hometown. I’ve got a simple solution that can help shield you and your family from infectious disease. I’d like to share it with you …