So, last week we talked about how to keep ourselves healthy as
school starts again–but we didn't talk much about how to help keep
our children healthy as they begin a new school year. Today, let's
take advantage of the end of summer to discuss the ways we can
prevent illness as our children wander back into a
closed-environment full of germs! Here are four ways you can
encourage your child to stay healthy throughout the school year
without spending a dime! Remind your children to wash their hands –
In most schools, sinks and antibacterial soap are readily available
and while teachers should encourage their students to wash their
hands after recesses and before lunchtime, that's not always
possible. So, last week we talked about how to keep ourselves
healthy as school starts again–but we didn't talk much about how to
help keep our children healthy as they begin a new school year.
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I welcomed a return to work, but also worried if the financial benefits were worth the impact to my
At nearly four years old, Jack has gone into some sort of developmental hyper speed. Suddenly he is telling complex stories, learning to spell and read, and growing out of everything all at once. I’m surprised on a daily basis by the cognitive connections he makes, so it’s no wonder I get distracted from things like his changing shoe size .
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