Physical and Mental Health of Children #ThemeReveal #AtoZChallenge

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

It is that time of the year when everyone is revealing their AtoZ Themes. The AtoZ challenge championed by BlogChatter in India is very interesting.

What is the AtoZ Challenge? It is a global daily blogging challenge scheduled for the month of April. As part of this challenge, 26 blog posts are posted, following the alphabet, which means something has to be posted every Monday through Saturday, with Sundays being break days.

This is the first time I am going to participate in the AtoZ challenge. It makes me really concerned how the physical and mental problems are going to impact our children in the coming years. The lifestyle, climate, hygiene and food habits affect our children enormously. Having said that, my theme for the 26 posts is on the Physical and Mental Health of Children. This ain’t going to be easy especially when it comes to the letters X and Z. Have not thought of these letters yet.

Usually, a healthy child’s development starts even before it is conceived. The parent’s genes and health play an important role. This continues through most of the prenatal period. Once the baby is delivered, things like breastfeeding, safety and sleep are a major concern. There are back to back appointments which in turn are followed by toilet training, an introduction of solid food and dentist visits. But amid all this, a child can get sick. Some children fall ill, get infections or tooth decay while the other may be born with a health problem like a cleft lip or some sort of malformation, while few may suffer from major ones like cancer and other rare diseases.

Did you know: Childhood cancer is not inherited through the genes Click To Tweet

A good and healthy mind enables the child to lead a healthy life. A child’s health can be affected by many things like events at home and school. Depression, stress, anxiety, loss, grief, and issues with body image can all affect a child’s emotional and mental well being. We as adults don’t realise that we are going through depression or anxiety, then how can children recognise these. Agreed that anxiety and sadness are often labelled as normal emotions which helps a child to act. This may be healthy but what is not healthy is when these feelings grow out of proportion, become irrational, excessive and a part of the daily life.

Did you know: Emotional wellbeing and mental health problems affect about one in 10 children Click To Tweet

Through the 26 posts, I shall walk you through the various aspects of a child’s physical and mental well being. Looking forward to participating and reading your feedback, comments and posts.

All the best to everyone #AtoZChallenge #ThemeReveal

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Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

6 Comments

  1. Shubhra Rastogi
    March 20, 2019
    Reply

    Thanks, Meena! Looking forward to reading your blogs as well. #BlogchaterA2Z

  2. March 23, 2019
    Reply

    We parents worry the most about our kids’ health, thanks for taking up this theme, it will be really helpful for many parents.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      March 23, 2019
      Reply

      Thanks, Neha, looking forward to participating and reading other blogs as well. #BlogchaterA2Z

  3. March 23, 2019
    Reply

    Great theme Shubhra and I am sure it will help a lot to parents improving their children overall well being. I really like the theme and looking forward to your posts to know all the details. all the best and need the same from you. feeling nervously excited for this challenge.

  4. Shubhra Rastogi
    March 25, 2019
    Reply

    Thanks, Surbhi. All the best to you too, this is my first A2Z challenge as well.

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