Schools Can Play an Instrumental Role in Empowering Young Leaders
How to Encourage Your Child’s Imagination and Self-Expression
(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?
Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall
(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) It’s time to celebrate colorful falling leaves and cooling weather with fun seasonal activities. The good news? You don’t have to travel far from home to get your fall fix.
How Women Can Make Changes for Their Health and the Environment
(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.
What to Know About Eye Health This Open Enrollment Season
(StatePoint) The average menstruating woman uses 11,000 feminine hygiene products over her period lifetime. End-on-end, that amounts to eight times the height of the Golden Gate Bridge! For this reason, experts say the products you choose can make a significant impact on your health and the environment.
Dentist-Approved Tips for Healthier Smiles After Halloween
(StatePoint) While most people care about their vision, fewer people take steps to protect their eye health. Open enrollment season, running through December, is the time to weigh your vision insurance options for the following year’s coverage.
Does Your Child or Teen Experience Migraines? What to Know
(StatePoint) Candy and sweets are fun to eat, but too many treats can take a toll on dental health. And when it comes to celebrations that are all about the sugar, families can do some damage control with a check-in to make sure everyone’s dental health routine is up to par.
Tips to Make the Most of Playtime
(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.
Tips to Save Money on Tech for Students
(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.
Adulting: Financial Tips for Gen Z
(StatePoint) Just a couple of decades ago, when it came to technology, the average student could slide by with just a calculator and perhaps a wristwatch. To make the grade these days, your kids will likely need a full suite of mobile devices.
How to Prepare Young Adults for Financial Independence
(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.
How Schools are Changing to Improve STEAM Learning
(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) As STEAM learning has grown in prominence in classrooms across the country, so has the role of tools and resources facilitating this approach to learning.
Tips to Build Good Credit During and After College
(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) There’s a lot of learning that takes place during and after college, including many lessons outside of the classroom. When it comes to personal finance, however, young people don’t need to learn their lessons the hard way.
What Parents Need to Know About Their Baby’s Skin Health
(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.
Why Children Should Spend More Time With Their Grandparents
(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.
Fun Ways to Develop Your Children’s Interests
(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.
Questions Your Teen’s Pediatrician May Ask
(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:
How to Update Home Lighting to be Easy on the Eyes
(StatePoint) Routine check-ups are essential for adolescents and young adults. As health risks and concerns are rapidly changing during the teen years, these preventive services can help keep your teens healthy and safe. Experts say that conversations between doctors, patients and their families during these visits are very important.
6 Play Activities That Can Help Manage ‘Bad Behavior’
(StatePoint) If you ever experience eyestrain, tired itchy eyes, blurry vision or headaches, it may be time to give your home a lighting makeover.
More Families Have a Plan to Pay for College
(StatePoint) When children misbehave, there’s often a reason for it, according to experts, who point out that understanding the behaviors can help you manage them more effectively, especially during play time.
3 Great Ways to Get Kids Motivated to Move More
(StatePoint) College may be getting more expensive, but new research suggests that more families are preparing to meet those costs one way or another.
6 Things You Need to Know About Vaccinations
(StatePoint) Getting regular physical activity helps children meet developmental milestones and promotes mental and physical wellness. However, forming this healthy habit works best when you get started early. To motivate your kids to move more, consider the following ideas:
Does Your Child’s School Have Safe Drinking Water?
(StatePoint) As misinformation continues to spread about vaccines, medical experts are reminding parents and the general public that vaccinations save lives.
Students: Mid-Term Tips to Become an Ultimate Overachiever
(StatePoint) Current research shows that contaminants in school drinking water can pose a threat to student health. Municipal water, which is not always optimal quality, may contain chemicals, bacteria, lead or microplastics -- all contaminants which have been found in tap and fountain water in schools nationwide.
Make a Statement at School: 4 Trends for Kids to Try
(StatePoint) As most students know, a mid-term jolt of motivation never hurts.
Why Every Child Needs a Comprehensive Eye Exam
(StatePoint) Fashion trends are cyclical and those in the know love it! From chunky soles to bold colors and oversized brand logos, this school year, 90s-inspired sneakers are all the rage.
Must-Haves for Every Student
(StatePoint) Has your child gotten a comprehensive eye exam within the last year? Experts say that parents should prioritize a visit to the eye doctor once a year.
Tools Needed for Success in School
(StatePoint) You don’t have to pick between form and function when gearing up for school. Make the grade with these stylish school must-haves:
Great Books to Inspire Young Students
(StatePoint) Teachers, students and families know that having the right supplies in and out of the classroom is critical. To stay focused and successful, consider these gear ideas for school:
Gear up with College Essentials
(StatePoint) While classroom learning prepares students for success in many ways, what kids learn outside of school often matters just as much. New books can spark an interest in a range of subjects. To open new doors for young minds, consider the following titles:
3 Ways Families Can Save Time and Money on Household Goods
(StatePoint) Are you living your best campus life? Consider these top picks to invigorate your dorm and elevate your style.
3 Reasons Preschoolers Should Play with Building Blocks
(StatePoint) For busy families, it may seem like there isn’t always enough time to comparison shop in order to find the best deals on groceries and the many items kids need to be successful in school. A few tips below will go a long way to helping you navigate store aisles for savvier shopping.
Raising a Baby is Expensive: How to Safely Save Money
(StatePoint) Playtime is important to a child’s development. Offering many social and emotional benefits, it helps lay the foundation for children’s future success and prepares them for school. One classic toy -- building blocks -- should be incorporated into every child’s playtime. Here are three reasons why:
Understanding PKU: A Rare Genetic Condition
(StatePoint) Raising a child in the U.S. is an expensive proposition, particularly when using name-brand products. For most growing families, finding ways to make life more affordable is a top priority. Unfortunately, when it comes to feeding babies, many unknowingly make unsafe choices in an attempt to stretch their budgets for things like baby formula.
How to Get Your Kids Hooked on Reading
(StatePoint) Imbalances in mood, learning, memory and motivation could be a result of PKU, which is short for phenylketonuria. Also known as PAH deficiency, this is a rare genetic condition that disrupts neurotransmitters in the brain and requires a special diet.
Is Your Child’s Physical Development on Track?
(StatePoint) Want to get kids -- and the entire family -- hooked on books? It may be simpler than it sounds, as reading to and with children at a young age has the potential to form a life-long habit. What’s more, experts say that personalized books can offer children a greater motivation to read while helping them to build certain skills more effectively.
5 Reasons Kids Should Play Outside More
(StatePoint) All children develop at their own pace. Sometimes however, a child may not do certain activities that other children the same age are doing -- like sitting without support, rolling over, walking or other physical skills. Parents may question whether their child has a physical developmental delay.
8 Great Ways to Combat Boredom
(StatePoint) Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as structured programming: playing outdoors.
Secrets to Overachievement, from Priyanka Chopra Jonas
(StatePoint) While we all get bored from time to time, it’s important to know that chronic boredom may be bad for health, as experts have found it can be associated with depression, anxiety and even bad habits like smoking and overeating.
How to Prepare for and Tackle Unexpected College Costs
(StatePoint) The definition of an overachiever is someone who goes above and beyond their daily responsibilities to make a positive impact on the world.
Backyard Party Ideas for Kids
(StatePoint) Smart financial decisions can help your family make good college investment decisions. Unfortunately, unexpected costs throw many families for a loop. To plan realistically, consider the following:
Why Dads Should Get Involved in Playtime
(StatePoint) Throwing a backyard bash for kids? Here are a few festive ideas for a day of fun:
How You Can Eliminate Food Waste
(StatePoint) Experts say that it’s just as important for dads to provide emotional comfort to their kids as moms, and that playing is one of the best ways for dads to serve as role models and strengthen bonds. It all starts with finding the time.
High-Speed Internet Access Critical for Students and Job Seekers
(StatePoint) A large amount of food in the U.S. is never eaten. However, there are many easy ways families and communities can eliminate food waste in their daily lives, while also protecting the environment.
Tips to Keep Kids Safe From Hot Car Deaths
(StatePoint) The job market is rapidly changing, thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level.
Is There Enough Creativity in Your Life?
(StatePoint) Fifty-two children died in hot cars nationwide in 2018 of pediatric vehicular heatstroke -- more than any other year on record in the past 20 years. Experts say that these tragic deaths are entirely preventable.
10 Tips for Teaching Your Children About Saving
(StatePoint) New research suggests that Americans may be picking up paint brushes over remote controls.
Let’s Talk Money, Getting the Conversation Started With Kids
(StatePoint) Kids often view money as having one function only: to buy stuff, right now. Give a young child $5 and he’ll likely spend it all, often looking for things that cost $5.
Celebrating and Protecting National Parks
(StatePoint) Speaking with your kids about money is not the easiest thing to do, but it can help prevent many problems for them down the line.
Tips to Manage Asthma and Avoid Your Triggers
(StatePoint) When visiting one of the stunningly diverse 419 national park sites nationwide, experts say it is important to recognize the individuals who have spoken up over the decades to protect and enhance these incredible places, as well as the work that is still needed.
(StatePoint) More than 26 million Americans are living with asthma, including 6.2 million children. While there is no cure, asthma can be managed and treated so that those with the condition can live normal, healthy lives -- indoors as well as outdoors.