Braces

 
Braces are a common and almost expected part of growing up! Most teens are bummed to find out that they need braces but not my kids! Haha they we’re so excited! My kids have good teeth in general they needed braces just to close up the gaps nothing serious just for a better smile ๐Ÿ™‚ 
We went for a check up and the Dentist Agreed that they needed braces to close the gaps between their teeth both of Adam and Jenna have the same case just gaps between their teeth and nothing serious, they will have it on for a year. And right there and then they had thier braces on! It took around 2:30 hours for both kids and me going from one room to an other haha but it was all good ๐Ÿ™‚ 



getting used to braces will take some time. As the teeth move, there may be soreness, slower chewing, and changing dietary considerations. Remember to be sensitive and encouraging, talking them through their concerns if they seem stressed, always have soft food around at the first couple of days when they get their braces on and make sure they brush after every meal and clean in between the braces with a tiny brush that you will get from the pharmacy. 

Avoid nuts, chips, gum and candy they don’t go well with braces at all! 

What do braces do? 

Braces straighten teeth because they do two very important things: stay in place for an extended amount of time, and exert steady pressure. It’s this combination that allows braces to successfully change the position of teeth in a patient’s mouth.

How long is the treatment? 

Correcting the position of the teeth often takes anywhere from 6 months to 2 or 3 years with any of the methods.

Caring for Teeth With Braces:

Braces, wires, springs, rubber bands, and other appliances can act like magnets for food and plaque, which can leave permanent stains on the teeth if not brushed away. Most orthodontists recommend brushing after meals with fluoride toothpaste and taking special care to remove food stuck in braces. Some orthodontists will also prescribe or recommend a fluoride mouthwash, which can get into places in a mouth with braces that a toothbrush can’t.

It is important that your children have regular dental visits to make sure their teeth are healthy and to prevent future oral health problems, as well as provide your teen with information on proper oral hygiene during this time.

Note to kids! 

remember that no matter what, your braces will come off eventually โ€” and you’ll be left with a wonderful, straight smile.

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Teens And Glasses

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My Jenny started compiling about headaches for the past few weeks every time I picked her up from school she would tell me that she has a headache! I always asked her if she ate at school and she always replied with a yes! I though it was from a long day at school and nothing serious!
A few days back she told me that she was having trouble seeing the board clearly at school! Right then and there I took her to check her eyes! And yes she needed glasses right away, it wasn’t that she was having trouble seeing everything! It was just trouble seeing the board and far objects so we went and got her prescription glasses and the Dr told us that she has to wear them at school and if she wanted to watch tv or at the movies.
Wearing glasses as an everyday must can be hard to start getting use to!
Something’s that Would help with this matter:

1- Talk to her about wearing glasses and how maybe some kids would teas her about it! But tell them cool people wear glasses all the time ๐Ÿ˜‰

2- Make sure you get the right fit, your kids everyday glasses should be perfectly fitted and comfortable.

3- make sure you find the right Dr. To work with.

4- be patient, As with most big changes in a childโ€™s life, getting used to new glasses will take time. Itโ€™s important that you remain optimistic and patient.

5- Get a Dr.’s report on your kids condition and pass by their school to inform them so your kid can set in front of the board to make it more easier to see.

Outdoor Boot Camp

Outdoor Boot Camp

I have struggled with my kids with weight and I have tried and tried and for a while I have stopped trying not because I don’t care anymore! Not because I’m tired! Not because I don’t love my kids! Not because I don’t have time! It’s because I can’t do it if deep inside they don’t wanna do it!
Two weeks ago Adam came up to me and he was like mama my friend joined this camp were they workout out doors and I wanna go try it for a day and if I like it I wanna join! Let me tell you this I couldn’t believe it!!! I was so happy!!!! My heart was doing the halaloya dance hahaha.
And the journey begun!

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I drop him everyday for an hour and pick him up after he finishes, went grocery shopping for healthy food and snacks and I knew it was gonna be hard for him and me as well!
I talked to him tried to prepare him to this new life style, told him about food and he’s mood swings that he might face, told him that sometimes he might feel that he wants to stop all this but the power in it all is to keep going on and never giving up until he reaches his goal! I told him that I’m always gonna be there to support him, to cheer him up and to pick him up if he falls.
It has changed a lot in both our day to day routine everything he eats has changed! No coke no sweets and no junk food anymore and yup he’s sticking to that ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to be always there to prepare his snacks and meals and make sure his after practice snack is ready to go with us so he eats after and all that, not saying it’s easy but were trying to manage. And every now and then I would take him for a healthy treat after practice as a treat and he loves it ๐Ÿ™‚
It’s been two weeks and Adam has been working super hard, I’m so proud of him wallah ๐Ÿ™‚ took some pictures to see what changes in a month or two yay!!
He does cheat every now and then but who doesn’t right!!
I’m hopping for the best and inshallah he sticks to the hard work his doing to achieve what he has in mind ๐Ÿ™‚

Loads of thanks to outdoor boot camp on all the great work

For more info on the camp what’s app: 96065056
Instagram account: @outdoorbootcamp

Teens And Smoking

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Teens And Smoking

Have you talked to your teen about smoking?

Everyone is well aware of the health risks associated to smoking, yet teenagers are still eager to try it. Although it is okay for you son or daughter to experiment with these things. And when I say it’s ok I don’t mean OK as ya it’s all good, nothing to worry about! No I mean ok in that it’s normal and it can happen cuz teens are more likely to wanna try new things even if they know it’s bad for them and wrong! So have an open mind about it and be prepared and ready to take action very wisely.

React calmly.
So you walked into your son or daughter’s room and caught them puffing away? As much as you want to freak out, you need to keep your cool. The young person will be less likely to absorb what you say. Of course you’re going to be angry, but remember, shouting and screaming at you son or daughter is not going to resolve anything.

Discuss.
That’s correct, discuss, don’t lecture. Communication is key, especially when a topic is as important as this one. Follow this loose guideline, and your conversation should go (fairly) smoothly.

Ask.
Ask your son or daughter what they found so appealing about the cigarettes. Was it peer pressure? The desire to look cool? Take what your son or daughter says and express your own point of view about the matter. Explain how you don’t want them to take time off of their life by smoking, and how you love them and don’t want them to harm them selfs.

Addiction
Talk about smoking addiction. Ask your teen how he/she likes making his/her own choices. Tell him/her that while the first cigarette is their choice, smoking becomes addictive very quickly. Therefore, it will soon be the cigarettes making the choice for them.

Remind your son or daughter about the downsides to smoking: yellow teeth, wrinkles, cancer, smelly breath, shortness of breath, brittle hair, and smelly clothes.

If you haven’t caught them doing it and inshallah you never will don’t drop the subject ever I think it’s very important to have that talk with them ๐Ÿ™‚

Surgery

My Jenny has been having a lot of medical tests lately and she has been booked for surgery next Sunday and inshallah it will all go well and hopefully she well recover fast.
Good preparation can help kids feel less anxious and less stressed about the anesthesia and surgery and get through the recovery period faster.

The best way is to be honest and provide information at your kids level of understanding, correct misunderstandings, and get rid of fears and why surgery is needed, and explain that during recovery, there may be times of discomfort for your child. It can help to explain that your child may be sore or uncomfortable, but will get better.

Kids of all ages cope much better if they have an idea of what’s going to happen and why it’s necessary.
And to do that you yourself must know all the answers and have a full idea of what’s going on and what will happen.
Make sure that your the first one to see your kid when they wake up after surgery it makes them feel safe!
Be strong, be patient and pray for the best always.

Cleaning Your Kids Hairbrush

I was cleaning the kids stuff and throwing away junk and I came a cross Jenny’s hairbrush so I started pulling out the hair and I found this!!!

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You won’t catch a disease or even
get dandruff because of a dirty hairbrush, so don’t panic just yet haha but seriously I never knew that a hairbrush can keep a lot of things in it! I always cleaned the hair out and that was about it!
there is a lot of nasty stuff in your brush dead skin cells, lost hair, oil, old products, and dust.

Some tips on how to clean hairbrushes:

– Remove hair from your brush

– Scrub the brush with an old toothbrush to get the grime out of those tiny crevices

– Rinse your brush thoroughly with warm running water and wait for it to dry

And we’re done ๐Ÿ™‚

Kids Fitness Camp

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This is a great opportunity seriously!!! Let your kids enjoy a fun and challenging experience and the coolest thing about this is it’s free of charge!! How great is this! Ages from 8 to 13

To register

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