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Redefining Recess: Schools Recognize the Importance of a Midday Break

2020 Editions Education January 2020 Magazine
With the increased focus on testing and student performance on a variety of structured assessments, many extracurricular programs — including recess — that contributed to a well-rounded education have fallen by the wayside. However, children benefit from a break where they are allowed to let go of their intense focus and engage in some other activity.  ...
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Signs Your Child is Vaping

Signs and symptoms of kids vaping
2019 Editions Featured Health Magazine November 2019 Parenting Teens
It can be hard to tell if your child is vaping — and the results can be scary. Vaping, originally designed as a better alternative to cigarettes to help people quit smoking, is proving to have a host of side effects. Look for these signs if you suspect your child is vaping. ...
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How to Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

2019 Editions Education Featured Magazine November 2019 Parenting
If a child comes home with a bad grade, there is a lot parents can do to help. Knowing how to talk to children can motivate them to avoid patterns of failure and increase their desire to succeed. Learn tips for talking to your kids about grades. ...
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The Teal Pumpkin Project: Making Halloween Safe for Kids with Allergies

Imagine having a child who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and milk — all things commonly found in sweet treats given out during Halloween. It can be a tricky and scary time for parents who are taking their allergic kids on the trick or treat trail. The Teal Pumpkin Project, a worldwide movement, is working to create a more inclusive, safer and happier Halloween for all kids. ...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating

2019 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine October 2019 Parenting

Kooky and spooky Halloween will soon be here, bringing giggles, laughter and nightmarish scares. Witches with candy are at the kids’ service, but some parents are feeling quite nervous. read

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DIY Halloween Makeup: Put Your Best Fright Face Forward

2019 Editions Featured Magazine October 2019 Things to do
Halloween is right around the corner and there is still so much to do! If you find yourself throwing together last-minute costumes for your kids, don't worry — last-minute looks don’t have to be boring. Local makeup artists offer pro tips to create fun, exciting looks using simple products you likely already have at home. ...
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Meet Kids Reporter Nolan Pastore

2019 Editions Magazine September 2019

This Kid Reporter without a doubt is qualified to do his job. A self-starter who launched his writing career at the ripe old age of 4, he began by gifting

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Put me in, Coach: Area Coaches who Inspire their Players

2019 Editions August 2019 Magazine
Coaches spend countless hours teaching, motivating and influencing kids to respond to life with grit, resilience, self-confidence and determination. We highlight some area coaches who share their thoughts about this role.  ...
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Parents and Schools Work to Prevent Vaping, a Dangerous Trend Among Teens

2019 Editions April 2019 Featured Health Magazine Parenting Teens
According to the CDC, the number of middle and high school students vaping regularly rose by 1.5 million just in 2018 — roughly a 77 percent surge. Learn the dangers of e-cigarettes, signs your child may be vaping, as well as what area schools are doing to help students quit the addictive habit. ...
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Chronic Absenteeism: Are Kids Missing Too Much School?

2019 Editions Education Featured Magazine March 2019

According to “The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health,”  a policy statement released this year by the American Academy of Pediatrics, chronic school absenteeism puts students at risk for

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