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11 iconic children’s movies on Netflix to show kids during quarantine (access required)

Help your kids avoid summer brain drain (access required)

Summer is here and kids all around the country are looking forward to not having to worry about any schoolwork, but while children do need a break from learning to help them refresh, parents should be mindful of the summer brain drain or the summer slide or the learning leek that can happen over the ...

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Learn the signs of adolescent anxiety (access required)

In today’s fast-paced world kids have a lot to handle, so it’s not surprising that some adolescents have trouble coping. High expectations to succeed, the constant pressure of social media and a global pandemic are just some of the factors contributing to stress and anxiety levels. Anxiety can overwhelm and paralyze children, whether from separation ...

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What to know about new food labels (access required)

The Nutrition Facts label was recently updated by the food and Drug Administration in an effort to help people eat right and shop more wisely. The changes, announced in 2016, must appear on all food items by Jan. 1,2021. Many manufacturers have already started using them. The label changes can help consumers become more knowledgeable and aware of the food they consume, ...

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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 ...

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Important lifeskills for kids to know by age 10 (access required)

With the right guidance an exuberant toddler who declares “I did it all by myself” can grow into a self-sufficient preteen who can handle household tasks and everyday activities with health self-esteem. The key is starting early and practicing the skills. “Repetition is an important element of learning. Teaching responsibilities and social manners takes time,” said Mary ...

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