Why do children experience recurrent respiratory infections?

Parenting Tips


Source: Registered Chinese medicine practitioner, Tsui Chak Cheong

 If a child frequently experiences recurrent respiratory infections, such as frequent colds and coughs, from the perspective of Chinese medicine, it is also caused by deficiency of Qi in the lung and spleen and deficiency of the lung and spleen, leading to a weakened immune system. These children often feel tired due to lung qi deficiency and may lack energy when speaking. If they have spleen deficiency, they may experience loss of appetite or easily have diarrhea. From the Chinese medicine standpoint, the focus is on taking care of the lung and spleen, which involves nurturing their qi to enhance their resistance.

If a child has just recovered from an illness but quickly falls ill again or experiences recurrent respiratory infections, it falls under the category of recurrent respiratory infections. For example, after recovering from an illness, the child may catch another cold within one or two weeks, leading to another respiratory infection. From the Chinese medicine perspective, it can be determined as recurrent respiratory infections in children, where the frequency and number of illnesses are higher than average.


Or it could be that in the past, it wasn’t like this. Previously, you might have gotten sick three times a year, but this year, it’s possible that within just six months, you’ve already been falling ill every month or once every two weeks. In such cases, it’s possible that there are underlying issues with your child’s health.

How can diet effectively prevent colds? The key is to have a light and balanced diet, pay attention to nutrition, and maintain a proper balance between activity and rest. In daily meals, it’s important to consume more vitamin C and vitamin A to strengthen the body’s immune system. Parents can prepare carrot soup and try to minimize the consumption of fried, heavily seasoned, and hard-to-digest foods for children because their digestive capacity is still weak, which is a characteristic of spleen deficiency. If children frequently consume fast food or indulge in hard-to-digest and highly seasoned snacks, their bodies may accumulate phlegm and heat. This accumulation, combined with the invasion of external pathogenic factors, can create a susceptibility to frequent colds.


If you want recommended soup, there is a type of soup called “Yukpingfung San.” The main ingredients of it are astragalus, white atractylodes, and saposhnikovia root. When preparing the soup, we can use these three medicinal herbs along with a lean meat and a few honey dates.


















Teaching children to stay away from violence

Parenting Tips


Written by : Dr. Hui Long Kit

In today’s society with advanced information and fast-paced information dissemination, children inevitably come into contact with various healthy and unhealthy information from a young age. For example, social networks are filled with verbal violence, and computer and mobile games are filled with bloody fights and war violence, which may lead to imitative behavior in the next generation.

From a biological perspective, violence is an inherent instinct of living beings; otherwise, survival would be impossible in the law of the jungle. Newborn babies are closest to their instincts, but the cultivation of rationality is a matter of upbringing and the responsibility of parents.

Parents should try to guide their children to reflect on the harm of violence:

    1. Violence cannot solve people’s problems; it can only solve the problems of those who are problematic.

    2.We live in a world full of challenges. Since rationality cannot solve all problems, violence certainly cannot.

    3.Rationality sows the seeds of civilization, while violence spreads the poison of hatred in society.

    4.”An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”? When will the cycle of revenge end?

    5.When others have different opinions from you, can you try to think: What common ground do we share? What can we share together?

    6.There are no two identical individuals in the world. If violence is used to eliminate others just because they are different from you, the demise

       of humanity is not far away.

    7.Schools teach Chinese history and Western history, and the history of humanity is a history of violence. Regarding the last global war – World

       War II, it was a self-inflicted massacre of the entire human race, resulting in the annihilation of a population equivalent to ten times that of

       Hong Kong. What problems did it actually solve?


    8.Excluding individual regional conflicts, today’s era of peace and the stable, prosperous, and harmonious state of society are by no means


    9.Only with social stability and world peace can humanity have the space to pursue knowledge, advance technology, develop the economy,

       and improve social and cultural life. Only by distancing ourselves from violence can humanity have a future.

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教導孩子 遠離暴力











  1. 暴力不能解決人的問題,只能解決有問題的人。


  1. 我們活在一個充滿難題的世界,既然理性也解決不了的難題,用暴力更不能解決。


  1. 理性為人類埋下文明的種子,暴力為社會散播仇恨的毒素。


  1. 以牙還牙,以眼還眼?冤冤相報何時了?


  1. 當別人和你想法不一樣,可否嘗試想一想:大家有甚麼共同點?有甚麼可以一起分享呢?


  1. 世界上沒有兩個相同的人,假如只因對方和你不同,就用暴力消滅對方,那人類的滅亡就為時不遠。


  1. 學校有教中國歷史和西方歷史,而人類的歷史就是暴力的歷史。對上一次的全球大戰 ─ 第二次世界大戰,全人類自相殘殺,消滅了 10 個香港的人口,結果解決了甚麼問題呢?
  1. 不計個別地區衝突,今日全人類的和平盛世,社會的穩定繁華和和平福樂的境況,絕非必然。


  1. 只有社會穩定,世界和平,人類才有空間追求學問,推進科技,發展經濟,改善社會文化生活。只有遠離暴力,人類才有將來。