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Teachers’ Top Needs for 2019

  (Family Features) Great classrooms don’t happen by accident. Teachers across the country work hard to build vibrant, energizing learning environments for their students, which often means everything from microscopes to pipe cleaners, graphic novels to oboes, class pets to field trips and much more. As a result, teachers spend more than $1 billion from their own pockets each year on supplies. However, parents and community members can lend a hand. Helping to offset teachers’ expenses can take many forms, from working directly with your child’s teacher to identify needs to participating in school-based fundraisers. Another option is sharing...

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An Easy Solution to After-School Snacking

(Family Features) The early morning chaos and activity-packed evenings of the back-to-school season can make finding time to connect challenging. Throughout the day, there can be small windows of time that your family can make the most of – even if only for a few moments that matter. “As a busy mom, I know how hard it can be to find time to slow down with the kids,” said Dr. Tanya Altmann, pediatrician and parenting expert. “After-school snack time is my secret weapon. It’s a time we can all pause for a few minutes before running out the door...

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Young Athlete Recovery

How chocolate milk can aid in replenishing nutrients for teen athletes (Family Features) Between sports practices, training, games and tournaments, teen athletes endure a lot of stress on their bodies. While some parents know real dairy milk is a nutritious option for growing kids, many don’t realize that chocolate milk has nutritional benefits, too – especially when it comes to exercise recovery. According to a first-of-its-kind study from the University of Texas at Austin, recovering with low-fat chocolate milk as part of a tough training routine could help teen athletes get stronger. The study included more than 100 high...

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Back-to-School Bus Safety

(Family Features) Another school year means millions of children across the country are boarding buses at the beginning and end of each day, and it provides an appropriate opportunity for parents, teachers, school administrators and students themselves to practice and enforce safety guidelines in and around the school bus. Consider these tips from the experts at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) to help keep children safe before bus rides, during travel and after exiting the vehicle. Before the Bus Arrives Ensure backpacks are packed securely so papers and other items don’t scatter as the bus approaches. Create...

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Tips To Ease Back-To-School Anxiety For Parents and Kids

By Dana Harris   It’s easy to recognize the back-to-school jitters that emerge in children come August. Like all big transitions in life, the start of a new school year can be scary for kids. First day jitters are as much a part of each new school year as are shiny lunch boxes, new clothes, a new school and fancy new I-Phones. Its important to also bear in mind that a child’s reactions to school will differ from one kid to another, so it’s going to be critically important to show support and guidance. Let’s face it, going from...

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