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NJ community puts on DIY Disney parade for 10-year-old whose Make-A-Wish trip was cancelled (access required)

Get kids reading to avoid the ‘summer slide’ (access required)

While almost all parents — 94% — know that summer reading can help their child during the school year, 47% of them are unaware of “summer slide,” the catchy term for the loss of academic skills that occurs when school is not in session, according to Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report. Summer slide is ...

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Cough medicine recall 2020: Select children’s Robitussin, Dimetapp recalled for potential overdose risk (access required)

Two kinds of popular children’s cough syrups are being recalled for a potential overdose risk. GSK Consumer Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall for select “Children’s Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM” and “Children’s Dimetapp Cold and Cough” because they include “incorrect dosing cups,” according to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. “There is ...

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Talk to tweens about health app use (access required)

Tweens use health apps to track fitness and nutrition, sleep and wellbeing, but parents have concerns. Moms and dads worry how the apps may affect their child through targeted advertising and the potentially negative impact of meal tracking on body image, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine. While ...

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What about childcare? (access required)

Is the question of childcare getting enough attention given all the other stresses created by the pandemic? Finding good, affordable childcare presented a major challenge even in pre-virus days for those working outside the home. Both the cost and quality of available childcare have been major obstacles to overcome. But how does childcare rate now as an ...

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