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Protecting your kid's data starts with you

Protecting your kid's data starts with you

To succeed in today's classrooms, students must be more than book smart - they must be digital learners as well. Modern technology such as e-books, online tutorial programs, educational social media options and apps are providing access to personalized learning opportunities which were not available to previous generations of students.

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Treats without tricks: Safety and nutrition tips for Halloween

Treats without tricks: Safety and nutrition tips for Halloween

Halloween night is swiftly approaching and parents want children to stay safe while having fun. It's easy to take the tricks out of trick-or-treating with simple Halloween safety and nutrition tips.

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The right and wrong thing to say to a parent who has lost a child

The right and wrong thing to say to a parent who has lost a child

By Sandy Peckinpah, author of “How to Survive the Worst That Can Happen"

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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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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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Caring for chronically ill children

Caring for chronically ill children

As they Grow Special Needs Over the last two decades, the number of children in the United States with chronic illnesses has dramatically increased. According to one study, chronic health conditions in children rose from 12.8 Percent in 1994 to 26.6 percent in 2006 . New advances in technology and medicine have allowed these children to lead longer, more fulfilling, and independent lives than in the past.

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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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Advice on tick bites

Advice on tick bites

Up until last year, the primary source of ticks in the United States was caused by Americans bringing them back from traveling abroad; however, ticks are now prevalent in the United States. The most common tick-­‐borne illness in the United States is Lyme disease, which when left untreated, can be a source of severe health problems.

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 Understanding negative influences on children

Understanding negative influences on children

In today’s society, our children are faced with many negative influences, such as bullying, social media, Internet, divorce, cutting, depression and many others. So, how do we know if our children are experiencing difficulties? Are they being bullied or are they the bully? Do they have a dark side?

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