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Helping kids understand the government shutdown

The government shutdown has affected many people in big and small ways. Here are some tips for helping your kids cope with the situation.

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Three tips for handling your holiday stress

Learn how to maximize your fun and minimize your holiday stress.

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Cyberbullying and how to prevent it

Cyberbullying victims have a high chance of being affected by a variety of health and safety hazards including suicidal attempts and sleeping difficulties.

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Why hand washing is preferable to hand sanitizing

Hand sanitizers often claim they “kill 99.9 percent of germs,” but they may not be the best option for fighting infection.

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Five ways to prepare your child for their first sleepover

In her latest post, psychologist Eleanor Mackey, Ph.D., discusses how to decide when your child is ready for a sleepover.