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10 Ways Kids Can Still Participate in Summer Camp at Home

Many families are finding themselves unable to send children to summer camp this summer. Whether they are still under quarantine or the camps haven’t opened due to regulations, it’s looking a lot like a summer spent at home. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the benefits and fun of summer camp! Here are ten ways kids can still live their best summer camp life … at home.

1. Have a Scavenger Hunt

Gather together a list of items and send your kids on a scavenger hunt! Whether indoors or out, they will definitely have fun

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How to Foster Independence and Accountability Right Now

Teacher moms are always busy, but this spring I held more roles than ever. Virtual second grade teacher, calendar keeper, food preparer, recess monitor, cleaner, and technology coordinator. Often, making sure that my own children got the most from their online education fell to the wayside. I realized I needed to foster independence in both my own children and my students…but how do I do that given the circumstances? 

Provide opportunities for independence, but make sure kids know the expectations

So how do busy parents like me help children learn accountability and foster independence? 

Emily W. King, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

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How to Foster Independence and Accountability Right Now

Teacher moms are always busy, but this spring I held more roles than ever. Virtual second grade teacher, calendar keeper, food preparer, recess monitor, cleaner, and technology coordinator. Often, making sure that my own children got the most from their online education fell to the wayside. I realized I needed to foster independence in both my own children and my students…but how do I do that given the circumstances? 

Provide opportunities for independence, but make sure kids know the expectations

So how do busy parents like me help children learn accountability and foster independence? 

Emily W. King, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

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The Germiest Places in Any Room From Your Home to The Classroom

Whatever the space—your home, your office, your classroom—there are a variety of surfaces. And those surfaces? They’re pretty disgusting. To help keep you and those you care about healthy, we’ve researched the germiest places in any room. And we’re also sharing how (and how often) to disinfect them.

Door handles

Door handles are hotspots for bacteria, and the more frequently they’re used, the worse it is. So that public bathroom is probably rife with germs. The Cleaning Institute recommends that door handles and knobs be thoroughly cleaned at least twice a week, and soap and water won’t cut

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