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What is the difference between GERD and acid reflux?

Acid reflux, a normal part of digestion is caused with the splash of the stomach acids into the esophagus and is more a condition. While GERT is more serious and could be characterized with frequent show-up of acid reflux symptoms. In addition GERT could show other symptoms like cheat pain, heartburn, hoarseness, and other conditions like Barretts esophagus and esophageal cancer.

Antacids accompanied with simple life style changes and avoiding wearing tight garments would help in cure acid reflux. GERT calls for both medications to reduce acid production and strengthen the esophageal muscles as well as antacids. However it could also lead to deadly conditions like esophageal cancer.
It is best understood that recurrent occurrences of acid reflux calls for diagnostic tests to confirm the presence of GERD.




Parents Need To Know About Anger Management In Toddlers

Anger in toddlers

Anger and its management could prove challenges for parents to manage. Knowing all about anger in children represents understanding that the emotional component of anger in children involves understanding that toddlers get emotional when they are refused something, teased or taunted, rejected or are forced to or insisted upon to do certain things. It arises mainly out of a toddlers goal being blocked or he/she being frustrated.

It is real frightening and a cause of great concern to see toddlers express their anger in various ways with crying, sulking, resistance through physical or verbal ways, with some giving in to more aggressive methods like banging the head, biting and hitting others. Anger that is first learnt by interactions within the family, siblings and watching shows on television could make some toddlers adapt a negative way of expressing their anger. It lies truly in the hands of parents to help toddlers acknowledge their anger and learn to express this negative emotion in a more effective and positive way.

Know all about anger management in toddlers

1.You would be on the way to be the best and most smart parent in anger management of your toddler with first trying the understand anger in him/her. By
interpreting and evaluating on this emotion, parents can help toddlers in understanding and managing their anger. It is best to understand that doing this is best facilitated with first creating an emotional environment that is conducive for it. This involves an atmosphere where there are clear and firm rules, yet clear understanding.

2.Adults that are effective in teaching their toddlers or children anger management are those that are able to be role models with acknowledging, accepting and
finally taking responsibility for their anger and negative emotions. It is found that parents that express their anger in an aggressive way give lessons to their children that aggressive behavior will be tolerated, so expressing anger in direct and unaggressive ways helps to better communicate anger managementprinciples.

3.Adults, especially teachers and parents need to understand that very young children do not possess ways to regulate their anger and other negative emotions effectively, so they need to play the role of gradually going about the process of helping children to develop skills to themselves regulate their anger. It is true that with age the children become mature enough to develop self-regulatory skills.

4.Anger management in toddlers is best done with encouraging toddlers and young children to talk about everything that makes them angry, and this is best done with the guidance of parents and teachers. Next once the feelings are learnt, it would be good for parents and teachers to help label the emotion with appropriate words. Labels that can be provided and put up in a sheet hung up at home could include feelings like mad, irritated, and annoyed; this would help the toddler correctly express his or her emotion in future.

5.It is true that labeling emotions helps both the parent and child understand the emotion, but the next step lies in not being judgmental when the toddler is
in the midst of an anger emotion, it pays a lot to be not just a patient but also an emphatic listener. This would not only build faith and confidence in the toddler to express his/her emotion but would also create confidence when corrections are suggested and wanted to be obeyed.

Finally you would have helped in effective anger management of toddlers, with responsible anger management allowing for direct and non-aggressive way of anger that does away with the stress of poor anger management. Positive guidance methods have taken lots of the ups and downs faced in teaching anger anagement to toddlers.




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