Winter and spring are the prime cold and flu seasons of the year, which means we need to stay vigilant, not just for ourselves, but for our children as well! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colds are the main reason that children miss school. The CDC also tells us that children average more than three colds a year each. Since the common cold usually lasts seven to ten days, all of those missed school days can really add up. Even missing a few days of school and result in your child falling behind in multiple classes and struggling for the rest of the school year to catch up. The farther your child falls behind, the more demoralized they will become, and the more likely their grades will take a hit.
The best way to beat a cold is to prevent one! Unfortunately, there are no vaccines against the common cold, and your child spends their entire school day surrounded by lots of other children who could be carrying cold germs. One great option to prevent the cold is to keep your child’s immune system healthy with supplements designed to support strong immune systems.