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Beat those “Winter Blues”

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Beat those “Winter Blues” and help the fight against depression

Now that the holidays have ended and a new year is beginning, symptoms of the “winter blues” may appear as there is no more excitement of the various festivities around us, the school year is now in full swing and the weather conditions are worsening… The “Winter Blues” is a sometimes flippant expression used to sum up winter’s harshness; cold weather, confinement to buildings, lack of sunlight, and the melancholy mood of hibernation. This can sometimes settle into a depression, which is a serious illness that should be attended to and treated. Children are not immune from this and it should be monitored closely.

Childhood depressions is not a seasonal or easily predicted disorder, yet according to the National Health Association up to 2.5% of children and 8.3% of adolescents in the U.S. suffer from depression. (more…)

A Healthy Future

Friday, October 26th, 2012

At LifeSpan, we believe in well planned and well implemented healthy practices and that active play increases children’s awareness and curiosity in a variety of academic knowledge areas, as well as encouraging them to become self-sufficient learners and thinkers as this stimulates not only the body, but the mind. (more…)