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Tips for Parents to Help Their Struggling Readers

February 9th, 2018
Parents

Literacy is an essential skill so it’s important that parents know how to help their children if they are struggling.

Literacy is one of the most important skills to have these days, as being a competent reader not only helps in one’s academic career but also in their future professional lives. It’s an essential skill in becoming an independent person so it’s no wonder that some parents start to worry once their children have some difficulties with reading. That said, it’s important to approach it with a level-head, utilize the resources available to you, and take these tips to heart when trying to assist your child with bettering their literacy.

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How Can You Help the Homeless This Winter?

February 1st, 2018
Homeless

This winter, consider how the weather might impact the homeless—and how you can make a difference.

We’ve gone over what winter risks are the most prominent to our friends dealing with homelessness before, but we haven’t talked much about what the rest of us can do. From hypothermia to frostbite, the homeless are certainly dealing with enough issues on their plate this winter. If you’re concerned about what you can do while the weather is cold, take these tips from us at My Brother’s Keeper to heart.

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What Common Illnesses Keep Children From Going to School?

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?

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

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?

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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Getting Back to School: What to Do Once You’re Sick

December 22nd, 2017
School

Starting to get a cold? Here’s what you can do to get better and get back to school or work.

It’s cold season and we all know what that means: missing an unfortunate amount of school thanks to coughing, sneezing, and painful headaches. We’ve previously covered how to avoid getting sick at all, but if you’re one of the unlucky ones who came down with a nasty cold anyway, it’s time to do all you can to recover. Let’s take a look at how you can get back into school or the workplace and be productive once again.

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Tips for Keeping School Attendance Up and Your Child Healthy: Part 1

December 8th, 2017
School Attendance

Staying healthy is always important but especially so when it can impact school attendance.

Winter brings along a few great things: you can be bundled up with your family for the holidays, exchanging gifts and laughter, and for a lot of people it’s truly a magical time. That being said, there’s a reason winter can be difficult for parents in particular. Winter brings along with it coughs, sneezes, sniffles, and trips to the doctor—all of which keep their child out of classes and brings down their overall school attendance, which can have a huge impact on their academic performance. Let’s take a look at some tips from us here at My Brother’s Keeper for staying healthy and keeping school attendance in mind this winter.

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Showing Thanks by Volunteering This Holiday Season

November 17th, 2017
Volunteering

Happy Thanksgiving from us at MBK! Consider donating or volunteering this holiday season.

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and that means it’s time to take account of all the blessings you have in your life and reflect on how lucky you are to have those things. It’s also the perfect time of year to think about ways you can give back to the world; what can you do to benefit your community? Volunteering in Baltimore may just be the best way to do that. Let’s take a look at some of the problems Baltimore is facing and what you can do to help.

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Tips for Writing a Resume

October 23rd, 2017
Resume

Crafting the perfect resume could give you the edge you need to get a new job.

We realize how important a resume is in this day and age. More often than not, it’s an employer’s first impression of you and can make or break their decision to hire you. If you haven’t had very much work experience or are simply worried that your resume isn’t up to snuff, we’re here to help. Searching for meaningful employment is difficult enough, but if you’re willing to take the steps to get the right resume, you may just find the job you’re looking for.

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