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October 2019

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Halloween safety: 5 things parents should (and shouldn’t) do

The countdown is on until Halloween, but before your kids head out to trick-or-treat here are some lesser-known safety tips to help keep your ghosts and goblins safe.

Top 5 excuses for not getting a flu shot (and why you still should)

The first cases of true influenza have been reported. Again, we’re expecting at least a moderately severe flu season nationally this year. To put it in perspective, 1 in every 3 unvaccinated children is predicted to get influenza, while 1 in 9 unvaccinated adults will get symptomatic influenza. The best available way to protect yourself and your loved ones is the flu vaccine.

Is my child being bullied?

Children often experience issues at school that go beyond classwork. Kids may have a fight with a friend, or they aren’t sitting by the same group of kids at lunch anymore. While we often worry kids are being bullied, they may not be. One of the most misunderstood issues is if a child is being bullied, or if it’s actually conflict. Parents and students alike often use bullying as a blanket statement for many issues, but there are important key differences between bullying and conflict, and differences in how to address each.

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A back-to-school refresher on school avoidance

Back-to-school nights have come and gone and calendars have quickly filled with school activities. Most students have settled into their school routine. But for some, being back in school might be a struggle. School avoidance can emerge, consciously or not. Knowing what to look for allows you to address it and ask for help if needed.