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Help kids get ready for fall sports season

Summer is a season of relaxation, especially for school-aged children who are not yet old enough to work. Such youngsters no doubt enjoy the chance to spend summer days lounging poolside or at the beach, all without a care in … Continue reading

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Banish bad bedtime behavior

Some parents believe sleep problems only occur during infancy. But sleep problems may continue throughout childhood if they are not addressed promptly. Continue reading

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Backpack safety can prevent serious injuries

There are some safety features parents can look for when purchasing backpacks. A padded back reduces pressure on the muscles and can be more comfortable, while compression straps make the backpack more sturdy. Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for school and lice

As the school year begins anew, lice often becomes a subject of conversation among concerned parents. In certain areas, such as in classrooms and locker rooms, lice easily can be transferred from person to person. Understanding this common foe can help students avoid it and parents recognize it when it’s present. Continue reading

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Changing perceptions about pit bulls one dog at a time

Pit bulls are often loyal family companions that are good with kids. Continue reading

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Want healthier kids? Get a pet

Pets can contribute to cognitive, physical and emotional wellness in children. If youngsters have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters or pet stores, parents may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added responsibilities, but the health benefits associated with pet ownership may be well worth the investment of time and effort. Continue reading

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Birthday party pointers to make kids, parents happy

Keep children’s birthday parties simple so guests and hosts have as much fun as possible. Continue reading

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