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“Would you stop reading for once?!” What parent would ever say that—right? Wrong!
Dr. Melissa Barnett of the California Optometric Association says excessive reading can cause problems with the eyes called “accommodation problems.”
In this era of bullying run rampant and teen violence that feels out of control, it’s tough not to worry when your child is a loner or different enough to be considered a “geek.” As a parent, you want your kid to feel happy and safe at school, to feel valued and accepted just as he is at home. What can you do to help your unusual kid shine?
More moms are in the work force than ever before, and their school-age children are often “latchkey kids,” meaning they spend time alone at home after school. About 10 percent of children in grades 4 through 12 spend two to three hours home alone each school day, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Your kid may feel helpless about school, but that shouldn't mean that you feel helpless too. In fact, it's just the time to think positive and turn your child's perception of school around. Learn how with our top nine tips....