E-Cigarettes Not a “Safer” Choice for Teens

e-cigaretteElectronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds.

“We found that e-cigarette access is strongly related to alcohol use in teenagers,” said study author Karen Hughes. She is a professor of behavioral […]

Homework Routines for Multiples

homeworkAre you finding it difficult to get your children to do their homework, or only some of them? Here’s an article from our archives with some great advice from Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout, a school/clinical child psychologist from Westchester, NY, and mother of fraternal triplets.

Dear Dr. […]

Tips to Avoid Overdosing Your Children on Medications

medicineMedication dosing errors are made by 41 percent of parents, according to research from the American Academy of Pediatrics. That’s why pharmacist Sheila Goertemoeller, of the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center, wants parents and other caregivers to know how to safely administer these drugs.

These precautions […]

HEALTHY SCHOOLS TOOLKIT

Coalition for Healthier SchoolsAn online toolkit from the Coalition for Healthier Schools provides resources for indoor environmental quality and children’s health, and ways to improve the school environment. The Back to School and Beyond Toolkit includes information on buying healthy products, what to look for on […]

Tips for a Successful School Year

School is starting! Here are some tips to help your children succeed:

  1. Attend Back-to-School Night and parent-teacher conferences
  2. Visit the school and its website
  3. Support homework expectations
  4. Send your child to school ready to learn
  5. Teach organizational skills
  6. Teach study skills
  7. Know the disciplinary policies
  8. Get involved
  9. Take attendance seriously
  10. Make time to talk about […]
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