Welcome to Kids Health, a Web site that is separated into three parts so that everyone can get the most out of it! The sections are Parents, Kids and Teen.
Parents – In this section, the first thing you’ll notice is probably whatever is being featured at the moment. While I was there, it was the issue of cutting. To the right of the featured article, you’ll find a menu.
The sections on that menu are: General Health, Infections, Emotions & Behavior, Growth & Development, Nutrition & Fitness, Pregnancy & Newborns, Medical Problems, Positive Parenting, First Aid & Safety, Doctors & Hospitals, In the News and En Espanol.
Beneath the featured article, you’ll find the Daily Q&A as well. While I was there, it was about how you should sleep while you’re pregnant and why. I also noticed on the strip that scrolls across the bottom that you can click into a section for teachers, where you’ll find help with lesson plans and activities.
Kids – On the main page, you’ll find the spotlight section. While I was there, it was about Crushes. Crushes goes through and dissects what a crush is, how children might be feeling and what to do about it.
On the side menu, you’ll see a lot of sections. A favorite of mine is “Dealing with Feelings.” That section gives kids a lot of scenarios they may be in and it discusses how they may be feeling and why. The other sections are: Staying Healthy, Recipes, Everyday Illness and Injuries, My Body, Growing Up, Kid’s Talk (a Q&A section on a lot of different subjects), Watch Out, The Game Closet, Kid’s Health Problems, WORD! A Glossary of Medical Terms, Health Problems of Grownups and En Espanol (which allows you to access it in Spanish).
People, Places & Things That Help Me – I left this section off the list, because I wanted to talk about it a little more in depth. This section teaches children about People (Therapist, Doctors, Dentists, School Counselors), Places (Hospital, Emergency Room, Operating Room) and Things (Shots, Medicines, Casts, Glasses and Contacts, etc.) they may have to experience during a time in their childhood.
Teen – There is a bounty of wonderful information here that I really wish I had access to as a teen. For example, Body Beautiful in the lower left corner answers questions and teaches you about body image.
This section specifically targets teen issues, as you can tell from the side menu. The categories are: Your Mind, Your Body, Sexual Health, Food & Fitness, Recipes, Drugs & Alcohol, Q & A, Diseases & Conditions, Infections, School & Jobs, Staying Safe and En Espanol.
There was a great article on confidence while I was there. It was at the top of the page and was titled “Kayla’s Story: Alopecia.” Kayla has Alopecia, which is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles. In spite of her hair falling out, she has retained her confidence and still feels beautiful! She even won a beauty pageant and competed for Miss Delaware, where she finished fourth.
Kids Health is a site filled with helpful health information for all ages. It certainly is one you can explore with your children or send your children to for answers. Check it out today!