As summer begins, a huge concern for parents is the learning loss that occurs across the board, affecting learning in all subjects. Students most often test poorly at the beginning of the school year by comparison to testing at the end of the school year. After several years of recurrent learning loss, by high school or college, a student is at risk for performing below their grade level. Luckily there are many activities in which kids can engage to combat summer “brain drain”! Read this list of 10 ways to keep your child’s brain active this summer!
As a parent, all you want is to see your child succeed in their life. If your child suffers from a brain-based issue or disorder, daily functioning becomes more difficult which can burden families. Brain-based issues can include everything from anxiety and depression to learning disabilities to behavioral issues. Parents often struggle to find the right course of treatment to ensure that their child can grow up to be a well-adjusted adult and experience academic, career, and personal success. Success in the formative years of their youth is crucial. If your child is struggling to succeed, neurofeedback may be the treatment of choice, and here’s why.
Are you thirsty right now? If you are feeling any kind of thirsty sensation, this means you are already dehydrated! Even if the thirst does not seem strong, the body is sending signals to rehydrate. So many people do not drink enough water, which can impact the way you think and feel every day. After all, your body is made up of 60% water. Drinking water is particularly important during summer months because the heat dehydrates us faster than we realize. Read our list of reasons to drink more water!
A sports concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by impact to the head while participating in sports, particularly contact sports. If left untreated, concussions can result in long-term negative affects on brain function and can even result in fatality. This has become a growing problem for young athletes. The American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that emergency room visits due to concussions for children between the ages of 8 and 13 has doubled in the last ten years.
Depression affects more than 19 million people in the United States today. The use of anti-depressant medications is on the rise with approximately 1 in 10 Americans currently prescribed. However, many of the anti-depressants available today have negative side effects that can affect a person on a day-to-day basis. Read this list of natural solutions to ease symptoms of depression.