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Promoting Good Health: Kids Hygiene Personal hygiene practice is very important to everybody, but more important for young children. Cleanliness especially for young children is the basis of healthy living. Poor living conditions, unhealthy behaviors, and unhealthy environment affects us all. It affects our health and our well-being physically as well as mentally. If you want to stop your child's frequent or repeatedly infectious viruses which cause many common children's illnesses, focus on children's hygiene practices. Untidy kid starts out from untidy parent. If children are clean and tidy, its because we teach them and become good example to them. "...our lives are but choices, select the best choice..." - Author, A Clean Kid Is A Healthier Kid Facts About Keep Safe and Healthy I am interested in advocating the importance of Promoting Good Health: Kids Hygiene in the overall goal of cleanliness, healthy bodies and healthy living. My desire to write on the issue of kids' hygiene is a result of my commitment and awareness of my responsibilities as a mother, and as an early childhood educator. I hope to influence the public to be more alert and concerned about the daily hygienic conditions and practices in general, children and parents especially women, in particular. Women must accept their lead role in the society that as mothers they play a major role in making sure that their children are in good health, just as men or fathers assume the lead role of making sure that the toilet in the house is fixed or the bulbs are replaced to have light in the house. I hope this article and my book, 'A Clean Kid Is A Healthier Kid' will not only inform and raise awareness amongst children from very young age, the importance of cleanliness in the overall goal of having clean and healthy bodies, but also will explore different ways to publicize and educate young children and their families why good health goes hand in hand with cleanliness. ...read more.

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As an advocate for young children's healthy living, and an early childhood educator, I need to make sure that I am an active messenger of health awareness practices in homes, child care settings, and beyond. As early childhood educators we can work together through our associations to educate policy makers about this particular problem -kids' hygiene that young children face. It is from any level of advocacy that caring adults take a stand on behalf of children. Starting with children and their families in our care programs, we can encourage them to be vigilant on the issue of good hygiene for good health. Education and learning for our young kids starts at home at a very young age. Sharing our experiences, our knowledge, our views, beliefs, and philosophies on health practices with individual family or groups can make difference in children's health and for all families as a whole. Focusing on cleanliness, daily personal hygiene practices is an answer to many health problems. We can make it mandatory that before taking your child to school your child is clean-clean body, clean clothes, e.g. no head lice, or odor coming from your little child. Keeping your child's body clean is an important part of keeping your child healthy and helping your child feels good about himself or herself. Caring about the way your child look is important to his or her self-esteem (what he or she thinks about himself or herself). By the way, your child does not need to wear the latest designer clothing to look good! There are other things adults, parents, and or families can do which are much more important for your child's image, i.e., maintain daily hygienic practices. 'A clean child is a healthy child'. Germs float freely through the air and have taken residence on your child's favorite toys, on your child's skin, hair, or clothes. They are everywhere. ...read more.

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My experience as a volunteer teacher during my university years and presently as an Early Childhood Educator, have shown me how unaware many children are of the subject. Worse of all parents too are falling in the same ditch. Parents play a major role in their children's learning. Learning starts at home at a very early age. All children need adults who can support their early learning; all children need adults who can show them how; all children need adults who can speak out on their behalf-whether it is for personal hygiene, increased access to health care, better housing and safe communities, or opportunities for high-quality early care and education, clean clothes, clean water, or clean food. Personal hygiene is very important for everybody's health - adults as well as children. In order to prepare children from their very young ages on how to care for their bodies, my book will focus on the understanding of regular basic health practices as it relate to healthy living. A clean child is a healthier child, which is why parents need to teach their children the basics of proper and regular hygiene by example. My desire to write on the issue of kids' hygiene is a result of my commitment and the awareness of my responsibilities as a woman, a mother, an early childhood educator, and an advocate for young children. I am interested in advocating the importance of promoting good health, kids' hygiene in the overall goal of cleanliness, healthy bodies and healthy living. Conclusion: By no means do I consider myself an expert in the field of health, and I am grateful and supportive of those who have extensively written about children's health: health environment, health policies, and health education for the young children. These are health tools which use one word "advocacy"-they live advocacy through example, and we early care educators owe the children advocacy through example. Health education starts at home. All young children need to grow up in a healthy, safe, and clean environment. Today's young children will be tomorrow's parents, teachers, doctors, public leaders. ...read more.

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