Safe Fuel Containers -- Your Link to Seasonal Chores
Tips for Students and Teachers to Get Through the Midyear Slump
(StatePoint) People are heading outdoors to prep lawns and gardens for the season and get their families ready for warmer weather. What’s the key common denominator for most of these activities?
How to Tell if You Have Severe Asthma
(StatePoint) There comes a certain point during every school year when students and educators alike are at risk of suffering from a midyear slump. One solution to staying motivated? Adding some color and vibrancy to everyday tools used in the classroom. Here are five ideas for doing so:
Screen Time: What Research Says and What Parents Can Do
(StatePoint) While the majority of the more than 25 million Americans living with asthma enjoy active, healthy lives, for others, severe symptoms are part of daily life, despite using high dose asthma medicines and avoiding triggers.
Great Ways to Make Education More Affordable
(StatePoint) Screen time is a hot topic for parents and researchers alike. While digital devices are the norm, and children can certainly use them to their benefit, parents can also help children learn healthy digital habits.
How to Talk to Your Children About Tough Money Matters
(StatePoint) As most parents know, even a free public school education comes with certain expenses that over the course of a school year can really add up. While many of these expenditures feel unavoidable, there are certain ways that families can save money on the hidden costs of schooling.
What Does a Recession Mean for You? 6 Ways to Protect Your Future
(StatePoint) Has your family discussed money concerns?
Tips to Easily Shift to Daylight Saving Time
(StatePoint) Financial experts agree that no one is completely immune from risk when a recession occurs, and that an economic downturn can have a significant impact on your personal and financial situation. However, they also agree that it is important to avoid panicking and to remain focused on your long-term financial plans and strategies.
This Pi Day, Make Math Fun for Kids
(StatePoint) Spring is just around the corner, which means that so too is Daylight Saving Time (DST). While many people look forward to the start of DST all winter long seeing it as a marker of warmer, longer days ahead, making the actual shift is not always so simple for your body, mind or schedule.
Why Communities Nationwide Need More Afterschool Programs
(StatePoint) Pi Day, is not only an annual opportunity to celebrate math, it’s also a day to honor the renowned scientist and mathematician, Albert Einstein, born on March 14.
Write More Letters to Friends and Family
(StatePoint) Research shows that afterschool programs not only help keep kids safe, but also help them succeed in school and life. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough such programs in the country today, experts say.
6 Tips for Avoiding Emotional Spending
(StatePoint) In an age of instant messages, video chats and social media, the art of letter writing has become rare. But sitting down to write correspondence by hand can be a much more personal way to connect than some of the modern modes of communication. Not only does it give you ample opportunity to express yourself, it gives your recipient something tangible to hold onto and revisit.
The Same Tools at School and Home Can Help Students Achieve
(StatePoint) Decisions about spending money are often driven by emotions, even if what your heart is telling you goes against logic. Emotional financial choices may provide you with short-term happiness, but they are just as likely to result in long-term regret or debt.
Prioritizing Your Family's Plan to Pay for College
(StatePoint) Cutting-edge technologies have long been used in classrooms to help students engage with material and better grasp tough concepts. And now, many of these same technologies are becoming available for use at home.
What to Know About Eye Health
(StatePoint) When it comes to financial goals, a new survey suggests that creating a plan to pay for college should be top of mind for more families.
Looking for a Healthy Goal? Don’t Overlook Your Eyes
(StatePoint) While most people care about their vision, fewer people take steps to protect their eye health.
Over One and a Half Centuries of Defining American Food Traditions
(StatePoint) Setting healthy habits and intentions should make you feel good -- that’s the whole point, right? So, consider this twist on the standard goal format: opt for a few, small lifestyle wins with clear start and end points rather than mounting an all-out assault on your current habits -- more goal-lite if you will.
Are Your Kids Using Mobile Devices Safely and Responsibly?
(StatePoint) Think back on some of your favorite family meals over the years and it’s likely that Campbell Soup Company played a role during those important moments around the table. An American icon, Campbell recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.
10 Doctor-Recommended Tips for Improved Overall Health
(StatePoint) Does your child have a digital device? They are in good company. Fifty-three percent of children own a smartphone by age 11, and 84 percent of teenagers have their own phones, according to Common Sense Media.
Tips to Protect Your Winter Wardrobe
(StatePoint) Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond one’s control, there is no shortage of lifestyle choices you can make for improved health.
Best Flu Hacks Every Traveler Should Know
(StatePoint) If you are like many people, your winter wardrobe requires a bit of extra care. Between fine cashmere sweaters, favorite woolen outerwear and your snazziest cocktail attire, your special care garments should look as crisp at the end of the season as they do today.
Americans Motivated to Improve Holiday Finances
(StatePoint) While everyone wants to make the most of their vacation, travel can do a number on one’s health, and during flu season, the risk of feeling unwell is even higher. Feel your best with these tips:
Tips for Hosting Houseguests
(StatePoint) Americans are taking proactive steps to keep holiday spending in check and be financially ready for next year, according to an Experian national consumer survey.
New Program Empowers Parents to Boost Early Learning
(StatePoint) Hosting houseguests? For happier guests and hosts alike, you’ll want to be sure you’re equipped to accommodate all your overnighters. Here are a few pointers:
Are You Ready for College Entrance Exams?
(StatePoint) Science has consistently shown that the first three years of life are vital to a child’s developing brain, and new research confirms that families play an important role in language development and educational readiness.
How to Help Young Adults Build Credit History
(StatePoint) While a student’s long record of academic achievement is generally the most important measure that colleges take under consideration during the admissions process, getting as prepared for one’s college entrance exams as possible is a great idea.
5 Important Things Learned About Alzheimer’s Disease in 2019
(StatePoint) As young adults establish their financial independence, they may be overwhelmed with enticing credit card offers. Free airfare, cashback and special introductory rates may be tempting, but choosing the right card is more important than snagging some fun freebies.
How to Declutter Your Child’s Room to Make Way for Play
(StatePoint) In 2019, researchers discovered meaningful insights into the causes, risk factors and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Here are five of their important discoveries:
What Everyone Should Know About Colorectal Cancer Screenings
(StatePoint) While all the gear, clothes and toys your kids possess are signs of a joyful childhood, keeping it all organized is essential for health, safety and even fun.
How to Introduce Kids to Age-Appropriate Tech
(StatePoint) Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and in women in the U.S., making screening one of the most important preventive health measures to take as an adult. While no one relishes cancer screenings, new recommendations can help those of average risk for colorectal cancer learn more about the importance of screenings, and the most effective strategy for completing them.
Great Ways to Honor Native Veterans
(StatePoint) Getting young children acquainted and comfortable with digital devices and their interfaces is essential in today’s tech-driven world.
How to Navigate the Challenges of Caregiving
(StatePoint) Today, American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians (AIAN) serve in the U.S. military at one of the highest rates per capita of all population groups, according to the Smithsonian Institution. In fact, the AIAN veteran cohort served in the Pre-9/11 period of service in a higher percentage than veterans of other races (19.9 percent vs. 13.3 percent, respectively).
Could My Child’s Epilepsy Be Genetic?
(StatePoint) As the population of older U.S. adults grows, more Americans are taking on long-term caregiving duties for loved ones. An estimated 43.5 million adults in the U.S. have provided unpaid care in the past 12 months, according to AARP.
4 Ways to Ease Jet Lag and Make the Time Change Transition a Cinch
(StatePoint) While there are many different causes of epilepsy -- a brain condition diagnosed when a child has two or more seizures with no known cause -- over half of epilepsy types are linked to genetics. Understanding the cause of your child’s epilepsy matters, as it has the potential to deliver more targeted care.
How to Save Big on Tech Upgrades
(StatePoint) While visiting a new place is exciting and fun, it’s often no match for jetlag. Here are four ways to make the most of your trip and avoid grogginess and lost sleep.
Parents as Guilty as Kids When it Comes to Too Much Screen Time
(StatePoint) If you’re in the market for a smartphone, tablet, smart watch or other gadget, you may be preparing to pay through the nose. Experts say that you don’t have to go broke on tech if you shop wisely.
Schools Can Play an Instrumental Role in Empowering Young Leaders
(StatePoint) Parents spend nearly the same amount of time with devices as they do with their kids, according to new research from The Genius of Play, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to raising awareness of play’s vital role in child development.
How Kids Can Make a Difference by Including Others
(StatePoint) From encouraging dialogue on mental health to initiating grassroots fundraising efforts for pediatric cancer, students across the country are choosing issues they’re passionate about and generating real change. Parents, educators and community members may ask a pertinent question: how can we develop this initiative in every child?
How to Choose Smart Video Games for Your Kids
(StatePoint) Bullying among kids continues to be the number one social issue facing this demographic, according to YouthBeat research. This is why Cartoon Network, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and 826 National are taking action to promote inclusion, acceptance and kindness to unite communities and help keep kids safe.
Books Make Great Gifts for Young and Old Alike
(StatePoint) When it comes to putting a smile on kids’ faces, video games are a pretty safe bet.
Unique Gift Ideas for the Sports Fans in Your Life
(StatePoint) For young and old alike, books make great gifts. To wow your favorite readers on the next birthday or special occasion, consider the following titles, which will allow them to become armchair explorers, travel back in time, or even take an inner journey to learn more about themselves.
What Every Family Needs to Know About Parkinson's Disease
(StatePoint) Shopping for a sports enthusiast? If you’ve gifted some of the standard items in the past -- t-shirts, jerseys, hoodies -- you may be looking for some clever new ways to show your love. Check out these fun ideas for brightening the next special occasion of your favorite sports fans.
How to Encourage Your Child’s Imagination and Self-Expression
(StatePoint) Debbie, 63, and Doug Chambers, 72, had always been a social couple, enjoying travel, dinners with friends and going to the movies. But their active lifestyle began to change in 2016 when Doug’s gait became slower and he had difficulty concentrating. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease soon thereafter.
Dentist-Approved Tips for Healthier Smiles
(StatePoint) Childhood is a time for imaginations to run wild. But when children’s schedules are filled to the brim with too many structured classes and extra-curricular activities, it can limit self-expression.
Why the ‘Real Feel’ Really Matters When It Comes to Weather
(StatePoint) Candy and sweets are fun to eat, but too much can take a toll on dental health. Families can do some damage control with a check-in to make sure everyone’s dental health routine is up to par.
3 Surprising Things That Happen to Women’s Bodies After Giving Birth
(StatePoint) Picture this: you’re getting ready for the day and check your phone to see what the weather will be like. Your weather app shows 58 degrees, so you throw on a light jacket and head out the door. By the time you reach the end of the block you’re hit in the face with a blast of wind and cold air. It feels more like 35 degrees.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The 10 Warning Signs You Need to Know
(StatePoint) Along with the joy of bringing a baby into the world, physical changes from pregnancy and postpartum conditions may cause unexpected effects on the body. It’s important to proactively discuss these topics with friends and physicians to stay informed, know you aren’t alone and understand what effective solutions are available.
Does Your Child or Teen Experience Migraines? What to Know
(StatePoint) Recognizing and taking steps to address the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be extremely challenging -- especially in the early stages. It’s easy and common to dismiss cognitive changes in oneself or a family member as “normal aging.”
How New Tech Could Help You Manage Your Money
(StatePoint) The pain and symptoms that accompany migraines can be debilitating. For children and teens, it can mean missed school days, absence from social or sporting events and activities at home.
10 Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know
(StatePoint) From fitness apps monitoring daily activity to calendar apps that send appointment reminders, having high-quality, real-time information in the palm of your hand can be an effective way to stay accountable to your goals. So if you’re looking to better manage your money, it may be time to consider how an app can help.
Could You Pay Your Mortgage on One Income? Here’s What to Know
(StatePoint) PMI, APR, LTV…these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers.
Adulting: Financial Tips for Gen Z
(StatePoint) For many people, getting married and buying a house is still part of the American Dream. That’s reflected in the numbers. The homeownership rate among married couples in the U.S. is 80 percent, according to recent data reported by Statista. But what if something were to happen to you or your spouse? Would the person left behind still be able to afford the mortgage?
Tips to Make the Most of Playtime
(StatePoint) As more states nationwide adopt laws requiring high schools to offer personal finance classes, a new survey suggests that generation Z is on board with the trend.
Are You Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?
(StatePoint) With the right games, toys and activities on-hand, playtime can pull double duty, being an opportunity both to have fun and help kids reach important milestones.
How to Prepare Young Adults for Financial Independence
(StatePoint) The devastation of recent hurricanes has left an indelible mark and also served as a reminder of the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. Worldwide, 281 natural disasters impacted more than 60 million people in 2018, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. As unexpected occurrences continue around the globe, it is important to plan how to keep your family healthy and safe in the event an emergency or national disaster strikes close to home.
How Close Is Too Close When It Comes to Living Near Your Family?
(StatePoint) As you prepare your young adult for college and beyond, it’s important to talk about the road to financial independence, which includes building healthy credit. This is vital for big life moments like getting a car, apartment, house or job, and your child’s credit report will be the financial resume necessary to help him or her achieve these goals.
Helpful Hacks to Ease School Hassles
(StatePoint) While you can’t choose your family, you can choose how close you live to them. A new survey suggests some healthy boundaries between parents and in-laws make for a happier family relationship -- something to keep in mind when shopping for a home.
What Parents Need to Know About Their Baby’s Skin Health
(StatePoint) Whether your life revolves around cubby holes and recess or rolling campus hills and term papers, helpful hacks can ensure students, teachers and families are organized in dorm rooms, classrooms and households.
Tips for Parents to Help Teens Make the Most of Doctor’s Visits
(StatePoint) A baby’s skin is extra sensitive, and if you’re like many parents, you may be looking for ways to reduce your child’s exposure to potential irritants while maximizing skin health. This can be particularly difficult when the products you see on store shelves contain the very ingredients you prefer to avoid: namely, petroleum, brighteners, artificial fragrances, fillers and synthetics.
Why Children Should Spend More Time With Their Grandparents
(StatePoint) The transition from childhood to adolescence is a complex time for kids, but it’s also a complex time for you, and you may find yourself unsure how to give your children more independence and when to stay involved. But when it comes to doctor’s visits, medical experts emphasize the importance of empowering teens to talk to their doctors one-on-one.
Tackling the Housing Affordability Crisis
(StatePoint) Play is important for everyone, no matter their age --- and when grandparents, parents and children play together, that’s where the real benefits of unstructured fun are discovered.
3 Tips for Finding a Lost Dog
(StatePoint) As housing prices soar nationwide, a growing number of Americans are unable to find affordable housing. Experts say that the problem has reached a crisis point, and is harming the welfare not only of individuals and families, but of communities and the economy at-large.
Fun Ways to Develop Your Children’s Interests
(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left open. Worn or broken leashes or collars could also allow a dog to escape your control.
Tips for Dealing with Home Insect Invasions
(StatePoint) The games children play can inform the way they see the world. Here are some fun ways to make playtime an opportunity to help young kids explore new ideas and develop their interests:
(StatePoint) While a pest problem can cause embarrassment and concern, you can take comfort in the fact that not only is the problem is more common than you may think, but there are new ways of dealing with insects that can help you manage the problem without using harsh chemicals.