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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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Set a Back-to-school Budget

The start of the new school year is just around the corner.

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Make Waiting, Transitions Easier for Young Children

Waiting is an important skill to learn, and it can be peaceful if we prepare young children for the inevitable “waiting times.”

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Are You Having "The Talk" About Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs?

Calendars already are filling up with exciting events for high school-age students. Prom and graduation top the list for many as “rites of passage.”

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Extending Support for Farmers, Ranchers in Times of Stress

Many farmers, agricultural professionals and family members are facing increased stresses linked with uncertain market conditions. The hours they must spend in checking on market prospects, reviewing financial needs, and making farming decisions can be long, stressful and tiring.

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A Child's Guide to Making Friends

Making friends is an important part of child development.

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If Meals Were More Fun

Shared mealtimes with family members seem to be going the way of the dinosaur for many American households.

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