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Back-to-School Checklist for Parents of Children Living With Asthma
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(StatePoint) While heading back to school may mean buying supplies, for parents of children with asthma, getting ready requires additional steps. Asthma accounts for more than 10 million lost school days every school year. 

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How Smart Home Technology Can Help You Eliminate Stress this School Year
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(StatePoint) Many parents have worries around the back-to-school season, especially if kids will be alone for a portion of the afternoon or in the morning before catching the bus.

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Families are Getting Savvier Paying for College
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(StatePoint) College costs may be on the rise, but families are as determined as ever to make higher education a reality for their children. What’s more, families are becoming savvier about how they meet the expense, suggests a new study.

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How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten
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(StatePoint) Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change -- not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential for further growth and achievement in school.

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Study Tips for Busy College Students
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(StatePoint) With seemingly endless reading, lengthy term papers and make-or-break exams, the academic life of a college student can be nothing short of demanding. What’s more, many students hold down part-time jobs and participate in extracurriculars during the semester.

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6 Family Activities to be Enjoyed Indoors and Outside
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(StatePoint) If spending more time together is on your family’s to-do list, consider the following tips and ideas to make the most of each experience.

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Back-to-School Tips to Save You Time and Money
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(StatePoint) From shopping for school supplies to lunch meal prep, getting ready for the first day of school can be overwhelming.

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Back-to-College: Design Tips for Small Living Spaces
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(StatePoint) Moving on to college is an exhilarating first taste of true independence. It’s a time for self-directed growth, transformative lessons and the beginning of lifelong friendships. For many students, moving into a dorm or off-campus housing is the beginning of another quest: achieving a Pinterest-perfect setting in not-so-spacious quarters.

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Starting a Band? 5 Things to Think about
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(StatePoint) Starting a band? Way before getting up on stage or into a recording booth, there’s a lot of work to do. Here are five things all bandleaders need to think about as they get their acts together.

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What to Know about Your Tuna Sandwich
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(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically.

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5 Easy Ways Families Can Go Green When Packing School Lunches
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(StatePoint) While packing lunch for the kids can seem like a daily grind, you can use the task as an opportunity to help kids form great lifelong habits.

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Soothing Tips for Fussy Babies
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(StatePoint) Parents dealing with a fussy baby -- especially one that has been recently fed, changed and loved -- are eager to find ways to soothe them.

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Tips to Flip Furniture on a Back-to-College Budget
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(StatePoint) College is an exciting time. Whether your child is starting as a freshman or returning for senior year, new friends, new roommates and new places to call “home” await.

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How to Make Practicing Music Fun for Kids
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(StatePoint) While many children enthusiastically elect to study music, not all of them stick with the program. This is because many kids are surprised by the challenges associated with learning to play an instrument.

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Natural Ways to Support Infant Health During Pregnancy
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(StatePoint) In the last 10 years, scientists have learned that having enough beneficial gut bacteria is a critical component of overall health. Now, research shows that ensuring newborns have sufficient exposure to probiotic bacteria during infancy and early childhood can give them a head start on lifelong wellness.

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Tips to Keep Outdoor Summer Fun Going After Dark
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(StatePoint) Your outdoor summer fun doesn’t have to stop after sundown.

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Back-to-School Tips to Help Reduce Stress
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(StatePoint) School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. Make life just a bit easier with the right supplies, so students have more time to focus on the important things. To help reduce stress, consider the following tips and tricks.

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Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs
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(StatePoint) Did you know that, on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This school year, follow some healthy habits to avoid the back-to-school plague.

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Back-to-School Tips for Upgrading Students’ Devices
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(StatePoint) Back-to-school season is a popular time to replace tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. However, while you’re busy paying for books, student fees and other education-related expenses, tech costs don’t have to be a burden.

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New Ways Classrooms are Changing
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(StatePoint) Today’s classroom are in flux. And these changes, rooted in technological innovation, are making it easier for students to become more engaged and collaborative.

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Great Books to Get Kids Excited for School
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(StatePoint) As kids head back to school, you can help put them in a learning mindset by beefing up your home library.

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Fun Ways to Get Kids to Enjoy Math
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(StatePoint) For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day.

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Back-to-School: Top Car Buying Tips for Young Drivers
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(StatePoint) During back-to-school season, students are often on the hunt for what may be their first car. There are many factors to consider beyond budget, and experts say this can be a difficult process to navigate.

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Tips to Improve Your Child’s Math Scores
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(StatePoint) At a time when math is becoming an increasingly important subject for students to master, students are exploring ways to better understand the subject of math and improve their test scores.

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Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families
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(StatePoint) The new school year brings hectic mornings, piles of homework, endless events, practices, games and school conferences. When you’re a busy parent, day-to-day tasks can consume your thoughts and energy. Stay organized and sane by following these simple tips to handle the crush of the school year.

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Tips for Students Moving to College
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(StatePoint) Moving into your own place is a milestone that makes you feel like a grown-up. And with the new school year approaching, you may be thinking about signing a lease for your first apartment or sharing a house with roommates. So now what? As you head to campus, here are important tips to consider before and after you sign on the dotted line:

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Is Your Child’s School Prepared for the Next Academic Year?
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(StatePoint) Unfortunately, classroom needs cannot always be matched by school budgets. If you are a concerned parent, consider getting involved in the PTA. It’s one of the best ways help ensure your school is equipped with the academic tools that teachers need most.

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More Grandparents are Raising Grandkids: 3 Things They Need to Know
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(StatePoint) From single parents to traditional and multigenerational households, modern families come in all shapes and sizes. But did you know there’s an uptick in the number of grandparents raising grandkids? According to data from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2.9 million grandparents were raising their grandchildren in 2015 compared with 2.5 million in 2005.

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5 Essential Travel Hacks for On-the-Go Parents
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(StatePoint) Getting from point A to point B with young kids is an adventure within itself. Whether by plane, train or automobile, parents are on the search for ways to make family travel a little less stressful.

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Doctor’s Orders: How to Protect Your Skin this Summer
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(StatePoint) The summer can really take a toll on skin, when more of it is exposed to sun, bugs and poisonous plants.

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Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Brain Drain’
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(StatePoint) It’s only natural that kids get excited for summer vacation. However, parents may be concerned about “summer brain drain,” which occurs when students lose the knowledge they gained during the school year.

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Tips to Incorporate Music into Your Family's Daily Routine
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(StatePoint) The benefits of music education are endless. Studies have associated music education with higher test scores, improved concentration and more. But if you are a parent, you probably know how it goes: many children will begin a music program with enthusiasm, only to complain about practicing a short time later, sometimes even asking to quit.

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Tips for Protecting Your Family Against Bug Bites
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(StatePoint) From hikes to picnics to relaxing in the hammock, nothing ruins summer fun quite as fast as bug bites. Unfortunately, bug bites are more than just a nuisance. They can trigger allergic reactions in some people, and may transmit diseases like Zika Virus, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.

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Moms: Common Reasons You May be Packing on Pounds
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(StatePoint) A pizza crust here, a chicken nugget there. Can eating leftovers off your child’s plate really add up? The answer is yes. Eighty-one percent of moms with kids under 18 admit to eating off their kids’ plates before, during or after a meal. What’s more, one in three say they eat less healthfully now than they did before they became a parent, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Nutrisystem by Harris Poll.

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Safe Summer Driving Tips for Teens and Young Adults
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(StatePoint) Warm weather means more young drivers on the road as they head to summer jobs, parties and embark on road trips. Often, young drivers feel invincible, but they shouldn’t take their safety for granted.

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3 Financial Must-Do’s for College-Bound High School Families
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(StatePoint) One challenge looms large for many American families as students approach high school graduation: how to pay for college.

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Early Childhood Education is Crucial: How You Can Help
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(StatePoint) New research shows that many pre-K classrooms could benefit from more resources, especially for the most vulnerable children. Ninety-four percent of Head Start teachers report needing more resources to enrich their classrooms, and 84 percent say they are unable to fund experiences they want to provide, in a recent study by the National Head Start Association.

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Do You Practice Safe Sun Habits?
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(StatePoint) Summertime is all about trips to the pool, beach and park. And it also means time spent in the sun.

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Tips to Make Math Your Child’s Favorite Subject
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(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like a chore. Not only are the concepts sometimes tough at first, but teachers are required to keep their lessons moving at a particular pace, making it easy for any student to get lost in the classroom shuffle.

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4 Ways to Help Raise Kids' Grades
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(StatePoint) School can be tough, but parents can help by making sure students have all the tools and study habits they need to succeed. Here are four ways to help raise children’s grades.

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Tips to Teach Your Children about Money
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(StatePoint) It’s never too early to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right path towards a financially responsible adulthood.

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Books for Kids to Enjoy this Summer
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(StatePoint) Whether you are heading out of town on vacation or sticking around the neighborhood pool, kids need diversions in summer. Take some time to restock kids’ bookshelves with great reads.

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How Digital Technologies Can Help Students Learn
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(StatePoint) Did you know that advanced digital technologies can help grade school and high school students become better prepared for college and careers?

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Tips to Make Lasting Healthful Changes to Your Eating Habits
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(StatePoint) Do you find it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits? Remember that small changes, made over time, can add up.

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Dental Health is Important for Children's 'Baby Teeth'
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(StatePoint) Parents and caregivers may be underestimating the importance of dental care for children’s “baby teeth.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 63 percent of children ages two to four see the dentist at least annually.

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