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Fighting allergies and promoting growth, two birds with one stone!

If your child suffers from baby eczema, you’ve probably focused a lot of attention to the temperature and humidity requirements of the child’s environment, as well as working to be careful with their food. It is a disease that requires a lot of care from mother, but can be truly frustrating for her as she sees that her baby’s growth is weak. This is compounded by the dietary issues from the disease, which keep the baby from being able to eat and grow healthily.

Treatment for Baby Eczema on a case-bycase basis

How can you treat baby eczema while still promoting healthy growth? The first step is prioritizing growth over the treatment of baby eczema. This could sometimes cause polyhydric symptoms to appear periodically, with potentially more severe symmptoms and rashes before conditions improve. In these cases, apply lotion or ointment and decrease the amount of protein intake. Treatment will last around 3 months but is also known to last longer.

When symptoms are somewhat alleviated, focus more on building healthy habits than treatment of the eczema. During this time, reintroduce protein (meat, fish, legumes) into your child’s diet to ensure normal development. For children whose growth is slow and have more severe skin conditions, it is still more important to develop a strong diet that is tailored to your child’s needs, rather than excessive food restriction. As long as the child is not being fed foods that he or she is extremely sensitive to, without consuming too much protein and fat, there should not be too many issues. In addition, concurrent therapy from a professional can help speed up recovery.

Active Children Have an Advantage in Growth

For healthy growth, a child needs to sleep well, eat well, and play well. Children should sleep before 10PM, because the body secretes growth hormores between 10PM and 2AM. If children have constipation or diarrhea, they should try to be more active because it helps with the absorption in the intestines as well as facilitate bowel movements. Exercise also helps with children’s growth. When managed properly, this form of healthy habits of diet, exercise, and sleep can promote growth and reduce symptoms over the course of a few years. The important thing to remember is that external conditions do not necessarily indicate progress. The child must build strong healthy skin below the surface as well as maintain overall good health to overcome the disease completely.

For academic self-confidence...

Is confidence important when it comes to academics? When you look around, you always see people who are timid and shy, but also those who are brimming with confidence. What is the effect of confidence and what is it exactly?

Confidence is a kind of 'faith' in expecting a good result, even when the result is still unknown. For example, farmers would not spend their spring days sweating in the sun sowing seeds if they did not have ‘faith’ that they would reap its fruits in the fall.

So how important is the role of confidence in studying? The answer is that it is very important. Students who do not have or have low academic confidence often do not set academic goals because they do not have ‘faith’ that they will be able to achieve them. When they do study, the negative thoughts make them feel overwhelmed and incapable of achieving their goals. This anxiety makes it difficult for them to learn and absorb information, which eventually leads them to a self-fulfi lling prophecy.

When they do get bad scores, they continue to lose confidence and ‘faith’ in themselves. Confident children, on the other hand, have displayed different attitudes. They set higher goals and put their best effort to achieve them. Even if they do not initially succeed, they are confident that they will end up with good results, and do not easily give up on their goals even in difficult situations. For example, if a confident student might say “I can still achieve good grades if I just try my best from now on,” or if they do get bad grades, “I’m sure I can do better next time.” In this way, they project and eventually fulfill their own self-fulfilling prophecy, except in a positive way.

Thus, academic confidence must be built by enduring through difficulties faithfully throughout one’s academic career.