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3/8/2017

Know! To Practice Kindness

ThinkstockPhotos-603852780-1.jpgWe all want our children to be happy, right? So as parents and teachers, we find ourselves going out of our way, doing many small acts of kindness every day, solely for their benefit. But what we quickly learn is that these acts of kindness actually benefit us as well, even if unintended. Why? Because we care deeply about our children and students, and it feels good to do good for them.


2/28/2017

Know! What a Healthy Dating Relationship Is, and What It Is Not

ThinkstockPhotos-499113467-1.jpgIt is always important to focus attention on abuse in young people’s relationships and provide information to help prevent it. In a previous Know! tip, The Not-So-Innocent Side of Teen Romance, we discussed the prevalence of physical, emotional and verbal dating abuse that takes place among youth, as well as the long-lasting problems that can develop because of it.


2/14/2017

Know! The Not-So-Innocent Side of Teen Romance

ThinkstockPhotos-463750659-1.jpgThe month of February is known as a time of “love,” where secret-admirers and Valentines of all ages express their affection for one another through candy hearts, red roses and love letters. In sharp contrast, however, February has also become known as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to focus attention on abuse in young people’s relationships and provide information to help prevent it.


2/7/2017

Know! To Role Model RESPECT for the Rx

ThinkstockPhotos-505844481.jpgWhy focus on prescription drugs? Research shows that more deaths are now occurring each year from accidental drug overdoses than from car accidents. Someone in the U.S. dies every 15 minutes from an accidental overdose. Nearly half of the drug overdose deaths are due to prescription drugs.


2/3/2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event of the American Dental Association (ADA). This year, the ADA is promoting the practice of drinking tap water with fluoride. Here are some resources on oral health


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