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  • Six Ways to Help Your Child Succeed This School Year

    08/22/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    Academic success is measured in various ways depending on the school: many schools use traditional letter grades (ABCDF), some value a grade-free approach and still others practice a ranking system based on a curve. No matter what type of grading system a school uses, every child has the opportunity to succeed. You can prepare your child for success through a number of different activities, beyond…

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  • Utilizing Available Mental Health Services At Your Child’s School

    08/21/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    Children have a vivid emotional life just as adults do, but they lack the life experience that adults can draw from to help them cope with stressful situations. Kids also deal with unique stressors like bullying, needing to fit in with their peers and going through puberty. These issues can be challenging to handle as a parent; fortunately, a variety of resources are available at your child’s…

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  • Your Child’s Biggest School Fears and How To Help

    08/19/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    With summer coming to a close, there can only be one thing on your child’s mind: the new school year! From buying school supplies to memorizing the bus schedule, there’s a lot you can do to help your child prepare for a new grade level. Your preparation may also include easing the growing nerves that your student is feeling due to all the change a new year brings. Though going back to school…

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  • Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Back To School

    08/17/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    When back to school time arrives, things tend to get a little hectic. While getting into the new daily routine, it can be easy for parents and kids alike to put healthy habits on the back burner in  favor of more convenient options. Following these tips can help you and your family  keep things healthy during the back to school transition. Eat breakfast. The morning time crunch can make it…

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  • Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas for Busy Parents

    08/16/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    When summer ends and your kids head back to school, mornings can become even more rushed. With so little time, it’s easy to hand your children granola bars, breakfast pastries or packs of tiny muffins, but these quick breakfast treats might be packed with sugar and loaded with saturated fat. On the other hand, skipping breakfast altogether can make kids tired. While they’re in class, this…

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  • How To Ease The First Day Of School Jitters

    08/15/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    Whether your child is going to school for the first time, changing schools, or simply going back to school after summer break, the start of the school year can be a stressful time for kids of all ages. If your child is experiencing some anxiety about going back to school, these tips may help. Familiarize him or her with the environment. Especially for children going to school for the first time, getting…

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  • The Importance of Immunizations For Children and Adults

    08/11/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month and is the perfect time to discuss the importance of immunizations for both children and adults. Immunizations are scheduled throughout childhood, with many beginning within the first few months of life. By following a regular schedule, and making sure children are immunized at the right times, you're ensuring the best defense against dangerous childhood…

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  • Tips for Winding Down Before Bed

    08/08/2014 | Family Care

    As a parent, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of getting your child to bed for the night. To avoid the fight, you may at times find yourself more lenient with sleep schedules, especially during summer. However, with a new school year fast approaching, it’s important to reestablish nighttime routines and create good sleep habits. Children in preschool and elementary school…

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  • Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Celebrating A Team Effort

    08/05/2014 | Family CareCare for Newborns

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme, set by The World Breastfeeding Alliance, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life!” celebrates the team effort needed to make breastfeeding easier. World breastfeeding week takes place August 1 through August 7 and provides the perfect time to share information about breastfeeding. Leading healthcare authorities including the American Academy…

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  • Helping Your Child Start a New School

    08/05/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    The start of a new school year can be an exciting time, but for kids starting a new school, it can also be a time of anxiety. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or you recently moved and have to switch schools, a new school can cause school-related separation anxiety or even school refusal. You can help make your child’s transition to a new school easier with these…

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