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Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Can Schools Do?

Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Can Schools Do?

What can schools do? Schools have a very important part to play in preventing bullying, and in dealing with both face-to-face and cyberbullying. They should have a multi-faceted, comprehensive anti-bullying policy in place.

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What does your child’s IQ test really tell you?

What does your child’s IQ test really tell you?

Typically an IQ tells the psychologist what a child is “capable” of doing while a test of academic achievement, such as tests like the PSSA, tell us how the child is “actually” doing. In most cases these scores will be similar; however in the case of an under-motivated student or a student with a learning disability, a large discrepancy will be produced, suggesting that the student may not be achieving his/her full potential.

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

You may have heard about an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease at your daycare center or school recently and had many questions. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common illness that most often affects infants and children younger than 5 years old, but can affect adults as well. Children are more susceptible to the disease due to a multitude of factors.

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“Kick the flu out of school”

“Kick the flu out of school”

Rather than sit back and hope students get immunized against influenza, schools can get proactive in the fight against flu by turning a trip to get a flu vaccine into something fun. “Kick the Flu Out of School” is a grassroots campaign custom-made for community schools and designed to help parents and school leaders increase influenza immunization coverage in their schools.

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First day of preschool: Tips for avoiding tears and tantrums

First day of preschool: Tips for avoiding tears and tantrums

Back to school is just around the corner. For many toddlers, it'll be the first day of preschool and the very first day they're away from mom and dad. To help make a smooth transition into the school year, I sat down with veteran moms and asked them how to survive the first day of school.

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Resurgence in “Tech Support” Scams

Resurgence in “Tech Support” Scams

Your Better Business Bureau is warning of a recent resurgence in “tech support” scams, in which scammers contact people through a phone call, offering computer support services.

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Parent tips: Carsick kids & road trips

There are endless amounts of road trip tips out there, but one thing many moms and dads don’t always prepare for as they embark on a family road trip is the potential (and all too often occurrence) of carsick kids.

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Concussion symptoms and prevention tips

Concussion symptoms and prevention tips

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur in both contact and non-contact sports. A concussion is a bump, jolt or blow to either the head or body that causes the brain to move quickly back and forth, and or twist within the skull. Stop the invisible injury; Parents and coaches share the responsibility.

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Get Ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ !

Get Ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ !

Get ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ Week August 18 on PBS KIDS – tips for welcoming a new sibling to the family!

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Treating poison ivy: Ease the itch

Treating poison ivy: Ease the itch

As summer arrives and the landscape turns green, so too are the leaves from poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. When the oil from these plants touches the skin, most people (about 85 percent) develop an itchy, blistering rash. Although the rash itself is not contagious, the oil can spread to other areas of the body and from person to person if not quickly washed off after touching the plants. Fortunately, there are simple steps people can take to safely treat the rash at home.

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