NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Do you ever feel like your kids are always sick?  If so, you’re just like most other parents.  But you can help keep them healthy by teaching them a few simply tricks.

Upper East Side pediatrician Melissa Goldstein said the best way to stop the cycle of children constantly getting sick is to teach kids healthy habits — and good hand washing tops the list.

“Kids should be washing their hands when they come in the house, they should be washing their hands before the sit down to the table, they certainly should be washing their hands after they use the bathroom,” Goldstein said.

CBS 2’s Dr. Holly Phillips tells us more.