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Post-pandemic Parenting Plans

Have you thought about how you and your family will plan for post-COVID life? Even in the midst of the many trials brought on by COVID-19, families have developed some positive habits that they may want to savor and strive to keep into the future.

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Medicare Enrollment

Take Action During Medicare Open Enrollment

If you are on Medicare, you already may be on a prescription drug plan, also known as Medicare Part D.

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Rooting for Routines

Being able to determine what will happen this school year will be a little difficult, but we know for certain that going into a school year with the uncertainty of a dangerous virus on the loose means having structure and routine will be more important than ever.

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Kindergarten readiness

5 Kindergarten Readiness Tips From an Experienced Kindergarten Teacher

Whether your child attends kindergarten in a school building or at home, or some of each, these five tips are important life skills.

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Ready and Resilient

The start of a new school year often brings a bit of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic has the school community experiencing a lot of stress. Much of that stress is from not knowing what the disease will look like in a few weeks from now. For parents, helping your kids be ready and resilient may be the key.

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Never Leave Children Unattended in a Vehicle

“It will only take a minute” you think. “We just need bread and milk.”

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Fathers day

Happy Father's Day From 6 Feet Away

Just like Mother’s Day this year, we are still in the midst of a pandemic that makes holding a big celebratory gathering of family with our own aging fathers unwise to do.

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But First, Acknowledge the Feelings

When people have strong emotions at any age, just listen, then acknowledge and validate their feelings. It’s powerful and the first step in the process.

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Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers During COVID-19

Family caregivers have a big responsibility on any given day, but news about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effects it may have on people with suppressed immune systems and older adults with chronic illness is especially concerning.

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Student Loan Questions Related to COVID-19

A lot of information is coming at student loan borrowers regarding their interest and payments. All of this information can be a little confusing to navigate through and decide what is important and what relates to their situation. Below are some common questions related to recent information and developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and CARES Act.

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Experiencing Sibling Squabbles?

Children may be spending a lot more time at home with their siblings than ever before. All of this togetherness can be positive for learning how to build on this important lifelong relationship.

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Family Meetings

If your family has not started the practice of family meetings, now is the perfect time. Include all members who share your home and can fully participate. Include everyone in the post-meeting fun.

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Connecting with Loved Ones this Easter, While Being Apart

Easter may be a little odd, and it certainly could be lonely, so what can we do instead of the traditional face-to-face contact at packed religious services, family meals, egg hunts and whatever else your group might do on a holiday weekend?

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Importance of Staying Connected

We are hearing a lot about the need to practice “social distancing” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying in touch and connected with loved ones while taking the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can present many challenges. This social distancing can be especially difficult for some older adults.

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Make Time to Practice Home-Alone Skills

If you’re thinking about having your children go home alone after school, you can to teach them skills, define rules and encourage them to be in charge while you’re nearby.

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Teaching Confidence

To build their own skills, children need to have the opportunity to experience feeling capable and able.

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Touch Important to Babies

Research during the past several years tells us that babies cannot be spoiled by being held.

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Making Holiday Memories With Grandkids

The holidays are a special time for us to come together as families to reconnect, enjoy each other’s company and reflect on many good memories of the past.

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Take Action During Medicare Open Enrollment

If you are on Medicare, you already may be on a prescription drug plan, also known as Medicare Part D.

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