Home Schooling & Your Child’s Health
As a parent, the extra stress of home schooling is probably having an impact on you but what is it doing to your child’s health? One really important consideration is their posture. Is your child learning from the couch or even bed?! Spending even more time hunched over a laptop or iPad?
Given your child’s spine is the protective casing for their nervous system (the master control system of their entire body & pathway for brain-body communication essential for development) this makes spinal structure & function paramount to your child’s brain health & overall health.
Poor posture from sitting in detrimental positions, inactivity and even stress in your child today could lead to:
abnormal bone growth & developmental delays
reduced lung function, digestion & metabolism
weakened immune system
decreased healing & cell regeneration
mood changes, fear, hostility, anxiety, low self esteem, decreased energy, motivation & resilience to stress
Why not use this extra time with your child as an opportunity to monitor posture and set up good habits before it becomes a source for dysfunction. You could:
remind your child to sit up straight when slouching
have them take regular stretch breaks during lessons to break up prolonged sitting
schedule regular exercise (at least 60 minutes per day)
have them lay on their tummy when using devices
remind them to hold devices at eye level when sitting
ensure their desk setup is supportive of good posture
If you are concerned about your child’s posture or any of the potential effects of poor posture we recommend a formal spinal assessment with a Chiropractor. At LiveLoveLife we aim to support healthy growth & development in children & healthy spinal & brain function in everyone! If you have any concerns, or are looking for more information about the health of your child or yourself please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.