Growing up in New York City, the actor and her three siblings, including twin brother Hunter, saw their parents struggle to put food on the table for their large family. "We were a single-income family with four kids living in New York City," she recalls. "My parents tried not to make a big deal of it, but I know it was a struggle for them."
At P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village, Scarlett and her sister and brothers were among the children receiving government-subsidized lunches every day. Even as she...
If the sore throat stems from a cold virus, it’s going to need to run its course.
Try these home remedies to help your child feel better:
Make sure he gets plenty of rest and drinks a lot of fluids.
Use a humidifier.
Inhale steam. Run hot water in a sink. Drape a towel over your child’s head to trap the steam, and have him lean over the sink with the water running. Tell him to breathe deeply through his mouth and nose for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat several times a day. (Be careful not to cause a steam burn, though.)
Apply a warm heating pad or compress to his throat.
Give him frozen treats like ice pops.
Have him sip chicken broth or warm tea with honey. Don’t give honey to a child under 12 months of age.
For an older child:
Have him gargle with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt per glass of water).
Give him throat lozenges or hard candy to suck on.
Over-the-counter cold medications may ease symptoms, too. But they won’t help your child get better any faster. Before you give your child any medication, talk to your doctor. And read the label carefully.