Bermuda Parent Magazine Spring 2021

Published on Feb 28, 2021

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This issue is dedicated to Youth in Sports and the importance of it for our children to help shape their social and physical development.

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Bermuda Parent Magazine Spring 2021
48 articles from this collection:
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Safety In Sports. Kids need to be and feel safe when practicing sports.
Pondapits Ad
Pondapits Ad
Play Hard, Smell Good!
HSBC
HSBC
Rest easy, The college fund is started
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BHS AD
Confident, Kind, Knows Her, Own Mind.
Publisher/Editor's Note
Publisher/Editor's Note
As we enter into Spring 2021, I sit back and reflect on how fast the year has passed us by. The effects of this COVID-19 Pandemic has been devastating to some and has created opportunity for others. I truly wish I could open my eyes and it will all be over. I WISH!!
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Bermuda School of Music AD
Bermuda School of Music AD
Music for all ages
BABY SECTION
BABY SECTION
Baby
What's in a Postpartum Plan?
What's in a Postpartum Plan?
What can bring the strongest, most independent, and self-assured woman down? A rough labour and delivery, perhaps some vaginal tearing, swelling, hormones at an all-time high, and a tiny human latched to her breast while she asks herself how it was all possible?
Birth Requires A Team Effort
Birth Requires A Team Effort
When it comes to your birth, you are the coach; you’re the one setting the expectations, laying out the plays and everyone around you has a role to play to execute the outcome you’ve set. Doulas are your assistant coach, being your voice and support to make sure the playbook is followed as best as can be provided. The playbook is your birth plan; this can be written or verbal but it lays out how you would like your birth to go if circumstances allow.
KIDS SECTION
KIDS SECTION
Kids
Safety in Sports
Safety in Sports
Youth Sports organizations are a great place for children to learn new technical skills, good sportsmanship, and leadership skills that will be utilized on and off the field, courts, pitch, studio, or gymnasium. We all want to make certain children have a safe and secure place for this growth to take place. Our goal is to protect children from physical and emotional harm.
Let's Play Sports! Sports Offer More Than Just Exercise for the Body!
Let's Play Sports! Sports Offer More Than Just Exercise for the Body!
Research suggests that the simple act of play may protect some children from the lasting, negative effects associated with childhood trauma. Games, sports, and learning to be part of a team help children to build social skills and to foster discipline in ways that build both physical and mental strength. Playing sports is usually thought of as a way to allow younger children to “burn off steam” and to give them a chance to stay active and be healthy. However, there is an underlying impact that we too often under-estimate: the psycho-social framework that is at work when children play, whether engaging in a solo or team sport.
Youth Athletes and Sleep
Youth Athletes and Sleep
The benefits of a good night’s sleep are widely celebrated. The average adult needs between seven and nine hours to give the body and brain time to rest and replenish. Growing children and teenagers need considerably more, and for young athletes, who physically exert themselves on a regular basis, sleep is even more essential.
Asthma and Sports
Asthma and Sports
Don’t let asthma hold you back! All students with well controlled asthma should be able to participate in all school sports. Exercise and sports are important for keeping our students fit and maintaining a healthy weight. Exercising improves our lung strength which is beneficial to students with asthma.
TEENS
TEENS
Teens
Unstructured Play and Individual Sports the Stop-Gap for Organized Sport?
Unstructured Play and Individual Sports the Stop-Gap for Organized Sport?
In every part of the world, the pandemic has forced us to restructure, rethink, and reinvent how we do life. When we think about a child’s experience, we know it doesn’t stop at missed birthday parties or adapting to virtual school. Organized youth sports have also taken a hit, raising the question of what kids have been doing while some sports programs remain cancelled and others have restarted on a limited basis. Have they returned to unstructured play or picked up some other physical activity? Answers may differ across societies or class lines, but the constant must be an opportunity for the enjoyment, physical stimulation, and emotional development they would have experienced through organized sport.
Talking So Teens Will Listen
Talking So Teens Will Listen
Every parent of teens knows how difficult it can be to get through to them, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are many things parents can do - and a couple of things they definitely shouldn’t do – to get their teens to listen. Here’s what the experts suggest.
PARENTING
PARENTING
Blended
Blended
If you google “ideal blended family”, many images will pop up; however, one that caught my eye was of biological parents and stepparents attending a sports event for their child. While this is not an exceptional image, what is unique about it is that all the adults are wearing matching sports jerseys with their respective family title “dad” “stepmom” etc. emblazoned on the back. For many people not in a blended family, this image is often seen by them to be the ideal aspiration for blended families; sadly though, it is not the reality for many blended families.
Sports Help Your Kids Win in Life
Sports Help Your Kids Win in Life
I love most sports, both playing and watching. I was very athletic in high school and remain an ardent competitor at heart. Having three boys and a husband who also loves sports meant our household was quite spirited, sometimes borderline rowdy. We spent a large portion of our time coaching sports, attending games and of course being the ‘taxi driver’ shuttling our boys to practices and to those big game days.
Can Cancer Be Prevented
Can Cancer Be Prevented
Locally over 300 people are diagnosed with cancer annually. It is estimated that 30-50% of cancers can be prevented and more than 1/2 the cancer deaths can be prevented. It is possible to change the course of some cancers in a population, including Bermuda. HPV is the cause of almost all cervical cancers. The virus which affects both males and females has also been linked to cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and throat.
RECIPES
RECIPES
Vegan - Sweet & Savory
Vegan - Sweet & Savory
This vegetable casserole recipe is a fantastic way to encourage your family to eat more veggies. Even the vegan cheese sauce is made out of vegetables. You will get the vegetables onto your table and into the bellies of your little ones. Casseroles are not only easy to make, but you can freeze in an airtight container.
SPORTS
SPORTS
Function Junction Ad
Function Junction Ad
Function Junction is a child-centered private practice with the goal of optimizing your child's abilities and support them in reaching their full potential.
BASKETBALL
BASKETBALL
Basketball has captured the attention of athletes of all ages since it was invented in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Tommy Johnson has coached basketball for the past 20 years. He says the sport offers our youth the chance to see that there’s more out there than ‘X-Box and PlayStation’. “Young people today have so much available to them,” he says. “Social media can be good, but it can also be crushing. Being involved in basketball offers an opportunity to focus on something more.”
FOOTBALL
FOOTBALL
Players or officials showing any sign of illness must get immediate medical attention, report it to their club and submit a health certificate before returning to training and/or matches. Coaches and players are also required to declare if a member of their household has tested positive for COVID-19 and are required to withdraw from participating until cleared.
CRICKET
CRICKET
Bermudians are serious about cricket! The game has been played on the island since the 1700’s - with the first recorded match taking place on August 30th, 1844. The Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) is officially recognized by the International Cricket Council to represent the sport in Bermuda. Arnold Manders, President of the Bermuda Cricket Board said, in an interview with Bernews, that his mission is to see cricket thrive in our clubs and schools. The BCB has chosen to highlight outstanding cricketers Brianna Ray and Shane Robinson.
EDUCATION
EDUCATION
Education
Private Schools Directory
Private Schools Directory
Private Schools Directory
Education 2021
Education 2021
Education 2021: Three areas for parents with teenagers to consider in the New Year As we enter into a new year, many of us will remember the disruptions and challenges of 2020. Restrictions on global movement, the unbelievable strain on worldwide healthcare systems, unemployment figures and citywide lockdowns have contributed to an unstable work environment and an anxious community. In the face of these considerable challenges, the education sector continues to evolve and operate relatively well.
Boarding Schools Directory
Boarding Schools Directory
Boarding Schools Directory
Sport Injury 101
Sport Injury 101
For the average person, our image of sports therapy is limited to professional players or sports enthusiasts who consistently exercise, but this is not necessarily a complete picture. I would like to draw the attention of the individuals who generally have a love hate (on again, off again) relationship with exercise at best but desperately want to get healthy and maintain it. If you are one of those patients who plod on with determination despite your contused appendage hanging on by non-bony parts of the anatomy with no hope of winning, you will not be the focus of this article even if the information is still applicable.
FINANCE
FINANCE
Finance
Why Should I Consider Getting Life Insurance?
Why Should I Consider Getting Life Insurance?
Let's face it, it is a conversation that no one wants to have, however, it is a discussion that needs to happen in every home, especially when there is so much uncertainly in the world today. Of course, life insurance is a personal choice, however, life insurance is often not about you, but about protecting what you hold dear to your heart. Here are four common reasons why people apply for life insurance.
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FM AD
HSBC Family Article
HSBC Family Article
‘Banking’ on the future of your children is as simple as opening an account with HSBC! Family is important to HSBC. Our Premier bank account was designed to help yours live life to the fullest! Did you know that when you qualify for Premier status you can extend your privileges to your spouse and children (up to the age of 28)? With a Premier account, HSBC gives your entire family personalized support, expert financial advice, exclusive benefits and a dedicated Relationship Manager.
HSBC Premier Family
HSBC Premier Family
The HSBC Premier Banking Experience
Budget Buddy
Budget Buddy
I had completed college with debt from student loans, no savings, and a 3-year-old son to support. My monthly expenses always ended in a negative result, while living paycheck to paycheck; the norm for me.
WELLNESS
WELLNESS
Wellness
Benefits of Growth Mindset For Young Athletes
Benefits of Growth Mindset For Young Athletes
Did you know that Michael Jordan, one of the most famous basketball players of all time, was cut from his high school basketball team? Did you know that Lionel Messi, one of the world’s best football players, was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at age eleven and his family could not afford the cost of his treatment? How did these world-famous athletes move from failure and adversity to success? How did they overcome the challenges they encountered? The answer is easy. They both adopted growth mindsets.
Keep Your Brain In The Game
Keep Your Brain In The Game
As an athlete chances are you have heard this comment from your coaches, “the game is 90% mental and 10% physical”. For those seeking elite sports performance wise words have been spoken. The problem is that most athletes spend 100% of their time focusing on the tactical and physical aspects related to their sport. Being a top-level athlete puts pressure not just on the body, but also the brain making training of this area just as important to focus on, if not more so, as your training your body.
Blissful Breathing: Seeds of Indigo
Blissful Breathing: Seeds of Indigo
As a parent, you've probably thought, 'I need a minute to breathe' too many times to count, but how often have you actually taken the time to intentionally breathe? Well, knowingly or unknowingly, 2020 began the 'minute to breathe' that parents desired. See, while families were forced to embrace homeschooling, working remotely, and countless governmental restrictions as society's 'new normal,' the world simultaneously adopted a slower pace.
Saltus AD
Saltus AD
The programme at Saltus is multi-dimensional and designed to enhance critical thinking skills, an ethical mindset, creativity and a healthy body and mind. From Foundation Year right through to Saltus Graduate Years (SGY), the programme flows seamlessly across all ages and stages of development.
Art Therapy
Art Therapy
When what you love is rooted in your ‘why’, creating a business around it is a no brainer. As the owner of CAF.Bermuda, Art Therapy Services (Children, Adolescent and Family Art Therapy Services) my goal is to help improve the emotional wellbeing and the mental health of children, teens, and women.
PTA President Tribute
PTA President Tribute
Graduated from Hampton University, Hampton VA. Class of 1992. I've worked in various Industries on the Island. The longest being 23 years in the Insurance Finance industry. I've been the West Pembroke School PTA Treasurer and I am currently the WPS PTA President. My name is Shaunee Tucker.
Lindos AD
Lindos AD
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