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In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks With the pandemic, children may not be going to community pools, where there would be lifeguards, and the home pool market has been booming. “A lot of people are getting new pools and first-time pools, so with that comes a …

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‘Kids have to go back to school’: DeVos ducks repeated questions about how schools can reopen safely amid pandemic

'Kids have to go back to school': DeVos ducks repeated questions about how schools can reopen safely amid pandemic

‘Kids have to go back to school’: DeVos ducks repeated questions about how schools can reopen safely amid pandemic ‘Kids have to go back to school’: DeVos ducks repeated questions about how schools can reopen safely amid pandemic The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Education Secretary Betsy …

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kids children social distance coronavirus

kids children social distance coronavirus

kids children social distance coronavirus kids children social distance coronavirus It’s hard enough for adults to maintain social distancing — you’ve seen those photos of crowded beaches and parks — but for young children? That’s a whole other challenge. Here are some tips for getting your kids (especially those under 5) to care about wearing masks and steering six feet …

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As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe The playground padlocks are starting to come off. Now that all 50 states have begun to reopen, children in some areas are once again zipping down slides and swinging from monkey bars after months of waiting. A handful …

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Coronavirus Testing for Summer Camp Kids

Coronavirus Testing for Summer Camp Kids

Coronavirus Testing for Summer Camp Kids Coronavirus Testing for Summer Camp Kids Even before Howard Salzberg announced his intention to open the gates of Camp Modin in Belgrade, Maine, for the summer — defying a drumbeat for cancellation during the coronavirus pandemic — he was getting pitched. And pitched and pitched and pitched. By the companies selling masks, face shields, …

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How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use

How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use

How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use Children glued to their headphones. It’s a familiar scene these days. Lauren Breeze of Nashville finds her 15-year-old son, Declan, wearing headphones all day. “He has always been a big music fan, but this is new since we have been home in …

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Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids

Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids

Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids As parents stay home with their children, in a situation of anxiety and uncertainty, the recurring rituals of daily life — eating and sleeping and occupying your time — can be opportunities for comfort and family bonding or fraught expressions of stress, and sometimes both in rapid succession. Eating together …

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Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They?

Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They?

Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They? Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They? For the Langstaff family, the bedtime routine had become more like a bedtime marathon. “My son has struggled with sleep from the moment he was born,” Anna Langstaff, the head of a Montessori school in Portland, …

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Yes, Kids Can Get Migraines. Here Are the Signs.

Yes, Kids Can Get Migraines. Here Are the Signs.

Yes, Kids Can Get Migraines. Here Are the Signs. Yes, Kids Can Get Migraines. Here Are the Signs. A couple of years ago, long before the novel coronavirus was a threat, my son started calling out to us soon after we tucked him in at night. Sometimes he would ask for an extra kiss, back rub or drink of water. …

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Oh, Good, the Kids Are Fighting Again

Oh, Good, the Kids Are Fighting Again

Oh, Good, the Kids Are Fighting Again Oh, Good, the Kids Are Fighting Again The wails. The screeching. One more conference call interrupted. After months of social distancing, children are as frustrated as their parents. “They’re fighting over who’s sitting in what chair,” said Ana Balich, a mother of three who lives in Chicago. “They always fought about stuff like …

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