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How hand sanitizer stops the spread of school germs

“To gel, or not to gel?”  With the recent surge in promotion of hand sanitizer for school-age children, that is the question that many parents face. Hand sanitizer is even included on some back-to-school supply lists, leaving many parents to wonder how effective this strategy really is. The real question is, will using hand sanitizer …

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Recognizing mental health problems in children and teens

For many children, the thought of going to school brings excitement. But for some, it brings fears, worries and anxiety. Mental health is the foundation of life, especially for growing children who experience incredible growth and development in their child and teen years. But children are often unable to fully understand or express their feelings. …

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How to help your child shake school-related anxiety

As a parent, it can be concerning when your child starts to show signs of school-related anxiety. School is the place where they go to learn, grow and socialize — it shouldn’t be something they dread or fear. School-related anxiety can take many forms. Some children may become irritable or moody just talking about school. …

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5 learnings about lice every parent needs to know

The school year means bringing home new friends, homework and in some unfortunate cases, those dreaded critters we know as head lice. Every parent fears the diagnosis — but if and when it happens to your child, it’s important to be prepared. What is lice, and can you prevent it? Head lice are tiny parasites …

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How to help your child keep a healthy sleep schedule over school breaks

Any break from school is time reserved for rest and recuperation from daily school routines. However, abrupt changes in sleep habits can leave both you and your child stressed instead of refreshed, and sleep deprivation can affect your child’s school performance. For extended breaks, parents should pay careful attention to their children’s sleep patterns and …

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How to protect your child from cyberbullying

If you’re a parent, you probably worry about your child’s safety. But how often do you worry about their online safety? Cyberbullying is a growing issue among children of all ages, and it can take many forms. It might be a mean text or email, a rumor posted on social media or even an embarrassing …

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Back-to-school transportation safety: How safe is your child’s commute?

With the upcoming school season right around the corner, parents have back-to-school shopping, packing lunches and breaking out backpacks top of mind. But one thing that might not be high on the radar in the whirlwind of preparations is safe school transportation. Whether you plan on driving your kids, walking with them, having them ride the bus, or allowing …

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Why sleep deprivation can affect your child’s performance in school

The new school year is upon us, and children are forced to go back to their regular school sleep schedules. This may mean that they’re getting less sleep than in the summer months, and for many parents, sleep deprivation is a real concern. Sleep deprivation affects every aspect of the child’s life, from friends and …

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Tips for Teaching Handwriting to Children

Handwriting is an essential skill despite the ever-advancing technological world we live in. It is a fact that in the classroom, handwriting remains the primary tool of communication and knowledge assessment for students. Currently in the state of Texas, students within local school districts are required to take a standardized assessment that requires handwriting skills …

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