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What Common Illnesses Keep Children From Going to School?

Friday, January 26th, 2018
School

Missing school due to illnesses is never fun. What kinds of sicknesses might be keeping kids home?

We’re still in the midst of sick season—you may notice your coworkers coughing more or your friends complaining about sore throats. It can be obnoxious for us adults to deal with all of the kinds of sicknesses that are common around this time of year, but what can be even more difficult is when children become sick. Some kinds of illnesses can keep children out of school, putting their academic performance at risk. Let’s take a look at some common illnesses that can make school attendance an issue.

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How Can Parents Prepare for Missed School Days?

Friday, January 19th, 2018
School

School absences due to illness aren’t just a struggle for children but parents as well.

Deciding that your child must stay home due to an illness can be a difficult decision for many parents. Sometimes, we feel as though we have no one to watch our child and that we can’t afford to take time off from work ourselves. Plus, you don’t want your child to get behind in their academics. Nonetheless, the need for your child to stay home from school while sick will come up sometime or another and there are a few ways parents can prepare for this inevitability.

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Why Volunteering May Be the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Friday, January 12th, 2018
Volunteering

Looking to set a life changing New Year’s resolution? Volunteering may be a great option for you!

We’ve finally entered 2018—and we all know what that means! Now’s the time to start setting some resolutions and trying to improve your life. It’s a good time to look back at how you spent the last year, what you did, and what you wish you had done. If you’ve ever considered volunteering, there’s no time like the present to get started giving back to your community.

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What Dangers Do the Homeless Face During the Winter?

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Homeless

Winter can bring about some minor annoyances for most people, but for the homeless, it can be dangerous.

The Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area has been facing a colder winter than we’ve seen in the past few years already; we saw snow in early December and it has continued into early January as well. For most of this, all this signals is that it’s time to pull out the winter coats from under our beds, swap out our tires for winter ones, and shovel some snow out of the driveway. Those who are struggling with being homeless, however, face much more serious and potentially life-threatening dangers during the colder months.

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