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When can my child return to school? Part One – Prevention & Okay-to-Go

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Parents often wonder when a child can return to school after being sick. Many parents find themselves in difficult positions trying to decide if their child is healthy enough to go to school or ill enough to stay at home. The balance is between helping the child get well as quickly as possible while avoiding spreading the illness to others.

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Social media – the good, the bad and the ugly: A parent’s guide Part III

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Part I covered what social media is, Part II covered the benefits and drawbacks and in Part III, helpful information for parents will be presented about specific apps to help children and teens safely navigate social media.

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How to survive a plane trip with an infant or small child

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Modern life often requires plane travel for families.  Frequent travelers know the dread when a flight is full of infants or small children.  Anyone who flies with any regularity has a story of a flight that was filled with continuous ear piercing screams of an infant or small child.

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Social Media – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Parent’s Guide Part II

Social Media – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Parent’s Guide Part II

This Parent’s Guide covers the benefits and risks of social media for children and teens. Part III will review specific information and helpful hints related to the apps covered in Part I.

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How to keep your little one safe while on the playground

How to keep your little one safe while on the playground

Lots of little ones spend their afternoons on the playground to burn off energy, socialize with friends, and learn to master new skills with their bodies. All these dynamics create situations where injuries may happen. Active kids moving energetically can have accidents, friends can encourage more risky behavior, and mishaps can occur while practicing a new skill.

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