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  • Bullying 101: Prevention And Coping Tips For Parents

    09/24/2013 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    Success in school depends on many factors, including how well a child interacts socially with classmates. With school back in session, attention turns to an issue that’s often in the spotlight – bullying. Regardless of whether your child has had personal experience with bullying, it’s important to talk about how to recognize bullying and to make sure your child understands how and…

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  • A Healthy Start to School

    09/19/2012 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    For many families September means settling back into a regular school schedule. As kids head back to class, there are strategies parents can incorporate into the daily routine to help children stay healthy and perform better in school. Manage your child’s sleep Most kids don’t get enough sleep. Generally, preschoolers should sleep 10 to 12 hours per night, and school age/early middle school…

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  • Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Child

    09/12/2012 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    It’s that time of year again. Kids are heading back to school and the search is on for school supplies. But have you thought about what your kids will use to haul around those supplies? You should. That’s because backpacks, when too heavy or worn the wrong way, can leave students with aching backs and shoulders, tingling arms, weakened muscles, and even stooped posture. So, what can you…

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  • Tools for School: Keep Cyberspace Safe

    08/10/2012 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    Bullying isn’t new, but the internet and text messaging has taken it to a whole new level. It might not be throwing a punch on the playground, but cyberbullying, or online name-calling, can have serious emotional consequences. In fact, Cyberbullying is extremely dangerous and can cause anxiety and depression.  In rare cases, it has even led to suicide. As a parent, what can you do? Since…

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  • Tools for School: Get Your Vaccinations

    08/08/2012 | Family CarePrimary CareReady, Set, School

    This is the second in a three part series this week that will give you some helpful back-to-school tools! It’s that time of year when kids need yearly physicals to make sure they’re in tip top shape to head back to school. While you’re there, don’t forget to ask if your child’s vaccines are up to date. It may be even more important than ever this year, due to a potential…

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  • Tools for School: Food for Thought

    08/06/2012 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingFamily CareReady, Set, School

    This is the first in a three part series this week that will give you some helpful back-to-school tools! We’ve all heard that certain foods can make kids smarter, and that’s true. Fish, for example, contains Omega 3, well known for its powers as “brain food.” But even beyond fish, children who routinely eat well-rounded, nutritious meals perform better in school. More importantly,…

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