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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Keeping Kids Healthy

  1. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Last week, AEvans suggested that we choose a topic related to children’s advocacy, so this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration theme is keeping your kids healthy!

    Whether you have children or not, writing about children’s health is a great thing to do. We were, after all, all children at some point, and most certainly we have some children in our lives, so take this week’s theme as an opportunity to write about things like children’s nutrition, common kids’ injuries, pediatricians, infant health, child allergies, and the like!

    Here are some titles you can consider using that I have already keyword researched and found to be promising:
    5 Major Kids Health Issues Every Parent Should Address
    How to Maintain Kids’ Health
    How to Fight Childhood Obesity
    A Primer on Healthy Eating for Kids
    Nutrition for Kids 101
    5 Delicious and Healthy Meals for Kids
    The 5 Most Common Childhood Illnesses
    Important Tips on Hygiene for Kids
    Fun Fitness for Kids
    10 Health Tips for Kids
    A Guide to Children’s Mental Health
    5 Healthy Habits for Kids
    An Essential Guide to Health and Safety for Children
    The Basic Nutritional Requirements for Children
    The Importance of Dental Health for Kids


    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. chelseacharleston profile image60
      chelseacharlestonposted 5 years agoin reply to this
      1. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Indeed you can! I feel like the things you've outlined should be built into some sort of Child's Bill of Rights!

      2. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        When love is the first thing on any list, you just can't go wrong!

    2. algarveview profile image91
      algarveviewposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Some tips and home medicines on how to deal with children's breathing difficulties. Hope it's helpful...
      http://algarveview.hubpages.com/hub/COU … t-of-ideas

      1. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It's not a fun issue, but you've addressed it well. Thanks, algarveview!

    3. debbie roberts profile image88
      debbie robertsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm feeling in need of a little inspiration and I think your WTI is just what I'm looking for....Just got to get the cogs into gear and see what follows!!

      1. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hurrah!

    4. Axaflaxar profile image60
      Axaflaxarposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Here is my Hub On Exercise With Your Child. I hope it helps the little ones
      http://axaflaxar.hubpages.com/hub/Exers … hem-Better

      1. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yay! Exercise is so important for kids. Glad you joined the WTI round!

    5. profile image0
      jenuboukaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just saw this weeks topic, I published one about the school lunch program and child obesity on 01/06.  I would like to link it here in participation, though wanted to have proper permission in doing so first.

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      ArnoldMcIntoshposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Deleted

      1. profile image0
        jenuboukaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Read HubPages TOS please, you are spamming on the forums, not allowed here or in anywhere in publication on the site.

        1. cardelean profile image89
          cardeleanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          They don't care.  These avatars and profiles are created just for that reason.  Just report it so it gets removed.

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            jenuboukaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I did.  It gets annoying though.  Most days it doesn't bother me, but yesterday it was all over "hopping hubs" and such.

    7. sholland10 profile image91
      sholland10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I saw this topic earlier this week.  I would like to participate.  I just finished my hub.  I will follow the directions above.  May I post it here, too?  Thanks! smile

      1. Melovy profile image98
        Melovyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, Susan, and yes, you post the link here.

        1. sholland10 profile image91
          sholland10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Melovy!  I already wrote the hub after thinking about it this week, so I was unable to place it in the "answer this question" as stated above. sad  This is my first time to write for a Weekly Hub Topic.

    8. sholland10 profile image91
      sholland10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Here is my my hub: http://sholland10.hubpages.com/_9g6g4fj … d-and-Body

      Kids need play time in order to lead lives that are healthy and balanced.  smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hear hear! I'm glad you've made that point.

        1. sholland10 profile image91
          sholland10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Simone!  It took me back to my childhood!  smile

  2. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years ago

    Is it me or is this right up my alley? Good suggestion, AEvans!

  3. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Great topic AEvans! Thanks for the niche topic ideas Simone! Should be a fun one and for a really good cause!

  4. stephhicks68 profile image81
    stephhicks68posted 5 years ago

    OK - jumped right on this because I was already thinking about writing a hub on how to get kids to brush and floss their teeth.  I have 4 kids and I feel like I have to remind them daily!

    http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … heir-Teeth

    p.s. great weekly topic inspiration!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Some really fun ideas for healthy teeth practices. How cute is that tooth brushing song video!? Great job!

      1. stephhicks68 profile image81
        stephhicks68posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks K9!  I'm looking forward to reading other hubs on this week's topic.

    2. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh. My. Gosh. Children brushing their teeth are ADORABLE!!!!!!!

      .... oh, nice Hub!

      Hahaa, seriously though. You're going to be a hard act to follow this week! Awesome advice- and that stuff makes a big difference!

      1. stephhicks68 profile image81
        stephhicks68posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hahahaha Simone - they are cute kids.  I actually thought about posing my own children brushing their teeth for me to take photographs, but I wrote this when they were at school today.  And babies are cuter.  :-)

    3. cardelean profile image89
      cardeleanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great guide Steph! 

      And Simone, your comment cracked me up.  I CANNOT imagine that you are not good around kids.  But if you need some extra practice, I'd gladly send mine to you!  wink

  5. cardelean profile image89
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    Looks like a great topic, hopefully I can get one in!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image85
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      me too   smile

  6. Tracy Lynn Conway profile image94
    Tracy Lynn Conwayposted 5 years ago

    Yes, Steph is a hard act to follow smile.  I can never compete with the Wiggles so I won't even try. Raising healthy kids is so important to me, I hope I can find the time to participate on this one.

    1. stephhicks68 profile image81
      stephhicks68posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tracy - glad I found you and your hubs.  Loved the last one you wrote on temper tantrums.  From one harried mother of 4 to another... Steph

  7. KrystalD profile image84
    KrystalDposted 5 years ago

    I love this topic and I could not resist throwing my hat in smile Children are a precious resource in this world and it is up to all of us to keep them healthy and happy. This hub concerns their mental health.


    http://krystald.hubpages.com/hub/A-Guid … tal-Health

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is quite useful, especially since kids' mental health is hardly a clear, straightforward issue! Your advice is fabulous.

  8. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    I am preparing to write a couple and I am also going back to my FB friends and I am going to see what they are working on. Thanks for creating my topic, it should be fun. smile

  9. Marie Gail profile image86
    Marie Gailposted 5 years ago

    Here are my ideas for keeping kids healthy from the beginning.

    http://mariegail.hubpages.com/hub/Healt … r-Toddlers

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love your ideas, Marie! If only more parents had time to pack healthy vegetable snacks for their kids. It really does make a big difference!

  10. Melovy profile image98
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    What a great topic this is AEvans and Simone! This is my first hub on the topic, and it won’t be the last, I’ve got 2 more started and yet another planned.
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Ten-Tips … Vegetables

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, so glad to hear this is the first of more to come, since it's a fab Hub! You've tackled a difficult quandary exceedingly well here.

  11. thebookmom profile image72
    thebookmomposted 5 years ago

    3 healthy habits to help your kids develop and some fun ideas about teaching them that "food is fuel" http://thebookmom.hubpages.com/hub/Heal … be-Healthy

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Such good habits- and I love the lessons, too!

  12. Made profile image60
    Madeposted 5 years ago

    This seems to be interesting. I will definintely consider writing a hub about one of the subjects.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you do, Made!

  13. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    I have a couple cooking that will be up later on today. smile

    Simone I like the title to one so I used it. Thanks bunches! smile

  14. cardelean profile image89
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    Ok, here's my contribution for this week's topic.  Helping kids learn to meditate.

    http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/Medit … and-Spirit

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is AWESOME! The more kids (and adults!) meditate, the better!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image85
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Simone! The world is a better place with 'relaxed' and consciously aware people of all ages.   Great hub!  Wish I had thought of it! lol

    3. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Briliant!! big_smile

  15. algarveview profile image91
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    Still learning. Again but in the right place.
    http://algarveview.hubpages.com/hub/COU … t-of-ideas

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can post wherever in the thread you like, algarveview, though it is true that most folks are looking near the end of the thread for all the newest posts big_smile

  16. stephhicks68 profile image81
    stephhicks68posted 5 years ago

    Here's my next submission for the week's topic.  I have had Type 1 diabetes for nearly a decade and a cousin of mine has lived with it since he was 9.

    Hoping to help families that are facing a diagnosis of juvenile diabetes - the symptoms, treatment, coping and some answers to FAQ:

    http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Ju … s-Diabetes

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely stellar, this is! I've learned a TON from your Hub. I think this is a fantastic resource for families with Type 1 diabetes!

      1. stephhicks68 profile image81
        stephhicks68posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone!  I wish I had something like this to read before my diagnosis.... wink

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This offers fantastic information. I shared it on FB yesterday and many of my personal friends have agreed that it is outstanding. I wouldn't expect anything less... wink

      1. stephhicks68 profile image81
        stephhicks68posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much!  Lots and lots of great hubs this week on this topic!  smile

  17. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 5 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I was really surprised by what the five most common childhood illnesses are!

      1. AEvans profile image69
        AEvansposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        There are many more, but those are the most common. RSV is the most dangerous and the most deadly in infants.Impetigo is nasty and we have seen that in ER. I believe teaching your kids to wash their hands can lower the chances of spreading germs. smile

        1. Simone Smith profile image87
          Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yikes! I'm all for that!

  18. Lynn3 profile image66
    Lynn3posted 5 years ago

    Just want to share my hints for healthy kids by writing about healthy eating for kids. I'm new at this and I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. I've enjoyed reading others' thoughts and suggestions on this topic.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Lynn! So glad you're joining us! I see you created a Hub answering the Weekly Topic Inspiration question- great tips!

      What Hubbers often do is also share links to the Hubs they've published within the week's theme in this thread.

      I'm going to do that for you! http://lynn3.hubpages.com/hub/Simple-Ti … at-Healthy

      1. Lynn3 profile image66
        Lynn3posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Simone. That is what I wanted to do, but I don't quite know how. Still in the learning proccess. Thanks for reading my hub.

  19. Melovy profile image98
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    Hub number 2 from me. It’s been a long haul getting this one done, but it’s on a subject I think is very important.
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-P … oestrogens

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeep! No kidding! Xenoestrogens are bad news. And I hadn't heard much about them before O_O

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I about fell over when I read that Xenoestrogens are found in the lining of just about every canned food (even organic) can...frightening.

      1. Melovy profile image98
        Melovyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        K9keystrokes, that’s pretty much how I felt when I started getting emails from manufacturers in reply to my queries about their organic canned foods.  I had read that ‘almost all’ cans had this in their linings and assumed the ones that didn’t would be organic, but that wasn’t so. A large British supermarket chain was very polite in their reply and since then have changed their packaging so organic pulses are in cartons - whether my email to them had any effect I have no idea. One small manufacturer sent me an incredibly rude reply, that more or less translated as I was stupid and neurotic. 
        When the EU announced the ban on BPA in babies’ bottles I was delighted, and not just because I’d been proved right! :-)

        Thanks for reading the hub, and Simone, thanks to you too.

  20. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Sorry I'm so late, wasn't sure how to get this into the WTI question with the video application...so I did it the only way I could.

    Anyway, kids who are busy and entertained feel healthy and safe emotionally, mentally, as well as physically; don't you think? cool

    Who knew an old ski sock could bring so much fun...

    http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2ca614

    HubHugs to the room~
    K9

    1. wordscribe43 profile image91
      wordscribe43posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I loved your video, I really did.  I was thinking my kids might be a little old to do this...  Then, I thought "oh what the heck, I will make a sock puppet myself WITHOUT them."  I used to make them when I was a kid, great memories.  But, I must confess mine weren't nearly as cool.  You know:  nothing more than button eyes and some lame nose that was always falling off.  Anyway, I really enjoyed your hub, K9!

    2. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tehee! This definitely wins the award for most fun Hub of the week! Awesome video, K9!!! HubHugs!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        @wordscribe and Simone~ MMWWAAHH!! Thanks! tongue

        1. cardelean profile image89
          cardeleanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I was watching the video during my lunch and got so caught up in it that I was late picking my students up!  hmm  So I'll haveto watch it later when I get home but I can say I wish I had seen this a few days earlier, I would have planned this craft for my daughter's birthday party tomorrow!

          1. K9keystrokes profile image92
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry you were late! It does make a super fun and interactive project for parties without a doubt! So glad you found it acceptable, big_smile! HubHugs~

          2. K9keystrokes profile image92
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            smile Thanks!

  21. MummyDearest profile image77
    MummyDearestposted 5 years ago

    Hi Simone,

    I've just written a hub about bullying in school. Hope it can be considered in this week's theme.

    http://mummydearest.hubpages.com/_s9gpl … obe-Prince

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Gosh, what a sad story! Bullying is definitely a children's health issue.

  22. nikkiraeink profile image61
    nikkiraeinkposted 5 years ago
    1. nikkiraeink profile image61
      nikkiraeinkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Four Sneaky Ways to Make Your Children Eat Fruit and Veggies
      http://nikkiraeink.hubpages.com/hub/Fiv … nd-Veggies

      1. Jlbowden profile image84
        Jlbowdenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        We all were kids once and as youngsters we didn't find breakfast to be at the top of the menu. I wanted to write about the topic of breakfast being an important meal for kids. Not only because of the essential vitamins and minerals needed to keep them alert in class, but also to benefit them with a balanced diet without always having to eat a stack of pancakes, or eating a wholesome bowl of oatmeal. So my hub is basically about a few alternative breakfast ideas, that any parent can pick up at the local supermarket. Kids as many of us also know are also always in a hurry to get out the door. To add they like to fuss with their meals, or find them downright boring. I figured this article would help remind those moms and other parents, that there are substitute breakfast alternatives to give to their children, that were around when we were kids. And at the same time they will benefit from all of the same vitamins and minerals found within these alternative breakfast solutions. You can read about it further in my article at this link http://jlbowden.hubpages.com/hub/Substi … ternatives

      2. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Smart, nikkiraeink!! And that's an interesting alternative approach, Jlbowden!

  23. Eliminate Cancer profile image61
    Eliminate Cancerposted 5 years ago

    Supporting children with cancer is more than creating a Barbie with no hair.  More than anything, they need your love and support, and opportunities to grow - that will help them survive, and move beyond this traumatic disease. http://eliminatecancer.hubpages.com/hub … ald-Barbie

    1. wordscribe43 profile image91
      wordscribe43posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I really enjoyed this hub, it had me thinking.  Just wanted to say welcome to HubPages!

    2. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me too. You've discussed the topic quite well! I've been hearing about it peripherally for days and it was nice to read something a bit more thorough about it.

  24. Melovy profile image98
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    My latest on this subject. Being British, I would never have known to use this title, as it’s not an expression we commonly use, but my husband watches far more American television than I do, so he was able to enlighten me! smile smile
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Nutrition-for-Kids-101

  25. stephhicks68 profile image81
    stephhicks68posted 5 years ago

    Last submission for the week - inspired by my own questions of whether it is appropriate to let my 12 year old ride in the front seat, or my 9 year old twins to ride without booster seats:

    stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/Child-Car-Seat-Requirements-Protect-the-Health-and-Safety-of-Your-Children

    1. wordscribe43 profile image91
      wordscribe43posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Just thought I'd tell you we have weird things in common:  we both live in Oregon, we both have a 12 year old and we both have (the weirdest one of all) 9 year old TWINS.  Wow!  smile

      1. stephhicks68 profile image81
        stephhicks68posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That is funny, wordscribe!  I think Oregon is a great place to raise kids!  What a coincidence with our kids' ages!  Have a great weekend, Steph

    2. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Such a good guide, stephhicks68!

  26. alissaroberts profile image90
    alissarobertsposted 5 years ago

    Here is my hub dealing with health and safety for children and when to call the doctor. I have another idea I am working on - hopefully I can get it finished tomorrow smile Here is my link:

    http://alissaroberts.hubpages.com/hub/A … the-Doctor

    1. debbie roberts profile image88
      debbie robertsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I must be the slowest hub writer around and that was me on a mission!! My hub is about why we must encourage a healthy attitude towards eating and exercising in our children....Hang on just got to get the link....:d...
      http://debbieroberts.hubpages.com/t/2ca225

    2. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yay, that Hub is super useful alissaroberts! And good one, debbie roberts! It's so important to have a more thoughtful approach toward eating and nutrition these days. Jeez, such good Hubs this week!

  27. Melovy profile image98
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    Yet another one from me. I think this is hub Number 4 - I’m losing count and still have more! I LOVE this topic. This one is a recipe hub and required a bit of help from one of my daughters to make the healthy snack.
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/5-Delici … s-for-Kids

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Melovy, you are on such a fantastic roll! This might be my favorite Hub of all the Hub's you've published for this topic- mostly because I LOVE all of the step-by-step photos, and the meals look GREAT! I've got to give some of these a try.

  28. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years ago

    This took me forever this week to complete, but it's finally finished! I was going to cover the five common illnesses for children, but it was getting to be way too long. I focused on three: RSV, Croup (which my son had twice!) and Whooping Cough.

    http://thepracticalmommy.hubpages.com/_ … -Pertussis

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was worth the wait! I've learned a bunch from this.

      1. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
        ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Simone! smile

  29. alissaroberts profile image90
    alissarobertsposted 5 years ago

    Finally finished my second hub on this week's topic. It is still dealing with the health and safety of children but this one concentrates on preventing common kid injuries. Here is the link:

    http://alissaroberts.hubpages.com/hub/A … d-Injuries

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! This is awesome!!! Your prevention tips are first rate.

  30. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone! The new WTI thread is up! Since I've been hearing and reading about a bunch of folks' home improvement projects, I thought that make a good topic for the following week. Stop by the new thread to join in on the fun!

  31. workingmomwm profile image84
    workingmomwmposted 5 years ago

    So, I'm a little late with this. Have been really busy this week with other things, but here it is finally!

    http://workingmomwm.hubpages.com/hub/Fi … -Kids-Love

 
working