ANATOMY (In the Kids & Teens sections, we provide basic descriptions of youth anatomy and how we propose to support all aspects of health, growth, and nutrition for the body.)
Talking with your children about their bodies can feel complicated, and depending on the subject matter, uncomfortable! After all, it’s hard to know what ages and stages to introduce certain topics and just how much to divulge about different aspects of their development.
How much do they understand?
What is age appropriate?
Will I scar them for life if I show them a diagram of the opposite sex?
These are perfectly normal questions for a parent to ask.
At Bragg, we take a holistic approach to health and teach the same. Meaning, every whole is made up of individual parts, and if we neglect one, then we risk compromising the whole system. For example, if we are not feeding our bodies the rights foods to support mental alertness and clarity then it’s no surprise that we feel tired upon waking each day.
It’s important for children and adults alike to learn about every aspect of the physical body and mind. The more we know how each major system and organ structure works, the more we can understand (and take seriously!) why good nutrition is so important for a long, healthy life.
Bear in mind that the goal of health education is not only to increase your child’s health knowledge, but to create a positive attitude toward his/her own well-being and promote healthy behavior. Your child’s well-being as an adult can be influenced by the lifelong exercise and nutrition habits that he adopts now.
Specific to anatomy, the sequence in which a child develops is orderly and predictable, but of course, different children develop at different rates. In our Kids and Teens section, we have provided information specific to the sensory, muscular and circulatory systems. However, you may want to consider working with an interactive site as well for children who have trouble focusing or who need extra stimulation to be engaged with teaching materials.