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Watch For The Four Symptoms Of Youth Depression

Watch For The Four Symptoms Of Youth Depression

By Jeff Moat Guest Writer  NC – The school year can be a stressful time for parents and youth alike. Adapting to new schedules, new teachers and new challenges can heighten existing mental health problems and illness. In Canada, data ...

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Halloween Safety Tips From Pumpkin Patrol

Halloween Safety Tips From Pumpkin Patrol

NC – It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of Halloween, but once the sugar rush sets in, kids can forget some of the safety rules they’ve learned. If we think about a few precautions now, however, this ...

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The Importance Of Helping Our Youth Develop Socially

The Importance Of Helping Our Youth Develop Socially

By Sharmon Carrington Pride Columnist Our children are bombarded by various influences that can distract them and pull them in various directions. Movies, TV, video games, stresses and conflicts at school can all contribute to a youth’s retreat, often opting ...

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Coping With Expensive Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

Coping With Expensive Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

By Carla Hindman Director of Financial Education, Visa Canada When budgeting for back-to-school expenses, parents generally include routine fare like clothes, school supplies and maybe a new backpack. But if your kids participate in extracurricular activities, whether it’s sports, music ...

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Responding To Schools’ Disciplinary Actions

Responding To Schools’ Disciplinary Actions

By Sharmon Carrington Pride Guest Columnist  Addressing discipline administered to your child:  Many parents do not address the school’s discipline imposed on their children, either because they are afraid to do so, or because they are ignorant of the steps ...

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4 Things To Look For When Buying Her First Bra

4 Things To Look For When Buying Her First Bra

Expert Shares Tips for Parents and their Tweens A girl’s first bra is a rite of passage for both her and her parents—and one that’s occurring at younger and younger ages. For some girls, it’s a turning point fraught with ...

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Why Your Kid Shouldn’t Be Guzzling ‘Energy’ Drinks

Why Your Kid Shouldn’t Be Guzzling ‘Energy’ Drinks

Vitamins & Minerals are Safer and More Effective than Artificial Stimulants, Says Food Science Expert Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems ...

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Advice For Parents Of Elementary School Age Children

Advice For Parents Of Elementary School Age Children

By Sharmon Carrington Pride Guest Columnist Now that children are heading back to school, it is important that parents be aware of how to prepare themselves and their children for the best school year ahead. After having a son and ...

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