June is an important month for gun violence awareness, with communities designating a specific day, weekend, or even the whole month to the issue. Even though June is over, it doesn’t mean the campaign that aims to prevent senseless deaths caused by firearms will stop caring.
The Wear Orange Campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day was inspired by Chicago teens who refused to be silent in the face of gun violence after their 15-year-old friend, Hadiya Pendleton, was killed by a stray bullet days after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration. June 2 was her birthday; they selected orange because it is the color used by hunters to protect themselves.
Off-season training isn’t just for athletes with hopes of one day playing on college teams, or those competing at a high level. UW Health Sports Performance coach Alison Regal explains that most youth athletes can benefit – although how they approach it and the benefits they gain will be different depending on their age.
To figure out what’s best, it is helpful to understand the
different developmental stages.
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epilepsy on its own can seem like a tall mountain to climb for any child, but
kids with epilepsy often struggle with other things like sleep, diet and
Sleep and Epilepsy
is an essential part of managing epilepsy and getting too much or too little
sleep can have a
significant effect on children with epilepsy. Eight to ten hours of quality
sleep per night and sticking with a sleep routine is a recommended way to help
epilepsy isn’t like getting braces, going to the movies, or getting your first
cell phone – not every teen goes through it. So understandably, it can be tough
for children and teens to talk to their friends about epilepsy and how they can
help in the moment of a seizure.
the conversation might be a little uncomfortable, but your child may be
pleasantly surprised at how understanding and helpful their friends will be.
There is a good chance they will take an interest in wanting to learn more
about epilepsy and could become part of the support team.