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Top Saving-for-College Trends
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(StatePoint) Parents are socking away more money for their children’s higher education, and they are doing so in smarter ways, suggests a new report from Sallie Mae.

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Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain
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(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how.

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4 Tips for Managing Asthma
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(StatePoint) Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans throughout their lifetime. While there is no cure for asthma, with proper management, 26 million Americans, including more than 20 million adults living with asthma, can lead a normal, healthy life. With personalized asthma management and the right support, those living with asthma can stay healthy and safe. 

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Stroller
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(StatePoint) A stroller is one of the most essential pieces of baby gear, typically needed right from the start and used for several years. However, with so many stroller varieties available and a wide range of features to consider, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for your family.

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Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too
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(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman.

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Create Great Dental Habits
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(StatePoint) That first wiggly tooth indicates a new childhood milestone -- loss of the first “baby” tooth. While this is often a time for cute photos and a visit from the tooth fairy, it should also be an opportunity to reinforce the importance of good oral care with children so that their new permanent teeth stay healthy and last a lifetime.

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5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
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(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math that touches their daily lives.

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5 Ways to Take Good Care of the Environment
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(StatePoint) Good environmental stewardship begins with individual choices. Here are five ways to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment.

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Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
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(StatePoint) Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years.

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4 Facts About Seafood and Your Health
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(StatePoint) We hear a lot about the important nutrients in vegetables and fruits, but the health benefits of eating seafood regularly aren’t always in the spotlight. It should be a no-brainer when it comes to seafood, which is packed with omega-3s. Yet, most Americans only eat one serving of seafood a week.

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Your Guide to Reducing the Prom Price Tag
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(StatePoint) Prom is a time-honored tradition and a rite of passage for teens. Originally inspired by graduation celebrations and debutante balls, prom today is now an extravagant, defining moment in a teen’s life, bearing little resemblance to promenades of the past -- especially when it comes to cost.

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Fun Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Math, Science and Art
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(StatePoint) Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) concepts are especially important for young minds. While these are among the most challenging school subjects, at home, these topics can be brought to life through play.

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