Being a parent is anything but easy, but trying to treat your kid’s strange aches and discomforts can be particularly difficult; specifically because kids seem to get ill so frequently, thanks to a developing body immune system and an insatiable curiosity about the surrounding area.
As author Mary Ruebush composes in her book, Why Dirt Is Great, “What a child is doing when he puts things in his mouth is allowing his immune reaction to explore his environment. ”
Why Dirt is Good is a fun look at the plus side of dirt and germs. Complete with cartoons, the book features irreverent yet medically sound advice that illustrates how we can become healthier by exposing ourselves to a bit of dirt and germs.
While this sort of expedition is necessary and crucial, it means kids can get ill a lot and it can be difficult to know how to differentiate run-of-the-mill signs from something serious.
If your child is has a mysterious ailment and it concerns you then consult with your medical practitioner.