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Parents have been asking what it takes to ensure they do a good job parenting their children – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are plenty of challenges facing parents and families during the pandemic – from concerns about how to keep children healthy, to helping them stay active and get the social interactions that are part of a healthy and fulfilling life as they grow and develop.
Masks, facial cloth coverings, PPE (personal protective equipment), and respirator are all used interchangeably yet have distinct meanings. Let's explore the different types of masks you might be considering for back-to-school.
As families, caregivers and students prepare for back-to-school, we are fielding questions and concerns about this annual rite of passage, now impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's our Facebook Live Q+A!
While much of the back-to-school safety discussion has focused on what happens inside school, it’s important to consider safety precautions when traveling to and from school.
Wearing masks can be challenging for children – especially younger kids who may see face coverings as strange, uncomfortable or even scary. Parents and caregivers can help them through this difficult time by doing these basic things.
Back-to-school checkups are a great way to ensure children are up to date on all immunizations and are healthy walking back into school day one.