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Australia's Wildfires: How You Can Help

Wildfires have been ravaging Australia for months, but they've only recently started getting major coverage in international and American news outlets. Fox News reports that "the wildfires that are ravaging parts of Australia are burning through vegetation under such extreme conditions the blazes are generating enough heat to create their own weather systems, including fire-generated…

How To Raise A Resilient Kid

By Lora Lewis  Everyone experiences setbacks in life, including family issues, job insecurity or personal loss. Some people, however, bounce back better than others.  We all know someone who grew up with childhood trauma, in poverty or with an abusive parent, yet they went on to succeed career-wise and personally. What makes some of us…

School Shooting Drills: The New Normal

School shootings in America are, sadly, not unusual occurrences. These days, schools and teachers all over the country practice lockdowns and conduct shooting drills, just as they do fire drills. The United States has witnessed over 2,300 mass shootings since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, according to the National Education Association, and gun violence is now…

Sports Safety: 5 Key Prevention Tips

Partaking in sports, exercise, and recreational activities are pivotal in terms of cultivating a healthy lifestyle for children. However, there's always the possibility that injuries may occur. According to the CDC, over 2.6 million youth 0-19 years old are sent to the emergency room to be treated for sports and recreational-related injuries. Nevertheless, there are…

Protecting Your Child’s Hearing

With headphones in the ears of our kids more and more these days, here's a look at some of the things parents can do to help maintain good hearing in our children. First off, here are some signs of hearing loss according to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Increased fatigue during a busy school day or…

How To Handle Your Child's Concussion

When your children participate in school sports, concussions can be a concern. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or by an injury that makes the head move back and forth with a lot of force. This causes chemical changes in the brain and sometimes damages the brain cells. The risk is…