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Holiday reading: Favorite picks (access required)

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Nearsightedness on the rise in kids (access required)

More kids are having trouble seeing things farther away and are needing glasses earlier in their lives, according to new research. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the incidence of nearsightedness in the U.S. has nearly doubled to 42% since 1971. Although doctors have reported seeing more kids with nearsightedness, dry eye and ...

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Help get your kids the sleep they need (access required)

School children who get 9 hours of sleep most weeknights are significantly more likely to show a positive outlook toward school and other signs of “childhood flourishing,” but more than half of school age children in the U.S. do not get enough sleep during the week. According to recent research by the American Academy of ...

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Embrace the chaos of modern life (access required)

I was sitting around a table at a neighborhood party, enjoying the conversation with some friends before Christmas. The room was loud – the adults were speaking with raised voices, sometimes having to yell across the table at one another – because the nearby rooms were filled with the boisterous chaos that comes with a ...

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Prevent sick days from school (access required)

In school they’re lurking on water fountains and keyboards, library books and art supplies. Germs are everywhere, and the start of school means the start of sick days. Nearly 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your child’s No. 1 defense ...

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Need your own math tutor? YouTube can help (access required)

If your child is struggling with math, or you’re struggling with your child’s math (who actually remembers geometry anymore?), we’ve got a solution for you. And, believe it or not, the solution is YouTube and a series of educational videos produced by a nonprofit organization, the Khan Academy. Khan Academy offers help in more subjects ...

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What you need to know when selecting a caregiver (access required)

There’s nothing simple about selecting a caregiver for your child, whether you need to stay late at work or you’re attempting to set up a long overdue date night with your spouse. Hopefully, these tips will give you a place to begin and a way to make this nerve-wracking task a little easier.  Ask for ...

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