SUNDAY, Sept. 9, 2018 -- Starting college can be daunting, but there are a number of things new students can do to ease into this experience, a psychologist suggests.
"As freshman -- and their parents -- begin the first semester of college, it's important to realize that not all learning takes place in the classroom," said Luis Manzo, executive director of student wellness and assessment at St. John's University in New York City.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 -- An interactive robot named Minnie could help make your child an active and happy reader, a new study claims.
Minnie is programmed to respond with thoughtful comments as kids read to it. The robot also makes human-like eye contact and engages in idle movements, creating the illusion of an active reading companion.
FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 -- Parents should include medical checkups, updated health records and safety training on kids' back-to-school checklists, a group of emergency physicians advises.
"We all know about reading, writing and arithmetic. Let's consider adding a fourth 'R' for parents -- establishing routine healthy behaviors," Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), said in a college news release.
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- There are a number of things you can do to ensure your kids have a smooth start to the new school year.
Don't wait until the first day of class to seek help. Schools are open over the summer to address any concerns you or your child might have, and the best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school opens, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests.
SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 2018 -- If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist.
"Ensuring that parents and school personnel are all on the same page as far as preventing exposures and treating symptoms is critical to keeping food-allergic children safe," said Dr. B.J. Lanser, director of the Pediatric Food Allergy Program at National Jewish Health in Denver.