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Top Online Clothing Offers for Labor Day

August 30, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Kendal Perez   As the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day is a popular weekend for travel, barbecues and of course, shopping. While deals abound on everything from housewares to garden supplies, clothing is one of the best purchases as retailers slash prices to rid sales floors of summer styles. Select stores even offer [...]

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Empty Nesters: It’s Time to Fly!

August 24, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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Seeing your child off to college for the first time can bring mixed emotions. On one hand, you have the empty bedroom down the hall, which perhaps feels emptier than ever. On the other hand, you—like more and more parents of college kids—might begin to discover the positive changes that having a so-called “empty nest” [...]

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Distance Learning 101: A Q&A with Ginny Bass

August 22, 2012 by Kristin Girard  
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Nowadays, it seems that everyone knows someone who’s taken an online course—or who’s even earning a degree online. But if you’ve never signed up for one yourself, you might be a little fuzzy on the details of what it is or how it works. We asked Ginny Bass, director of Degree Completion at Clayton State [...]

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Healthy lifestyle tips for academic success

August 21, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(ARA) – Excitement for the new school year is growing, and whether it’s preschool or high school, all parents want their children to do well both academically and socially. Parents can do some simple things at home to help set their children on the right path to reach their full potential. Dr. Keri Marshall is [...]

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Get Your Kids To Read More

August 15, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) The start of a new school year is a great time to emphasize the importance of reading at home. Solid readers perform better in school and in the workplace, have a healthy self-image, and become lifelong learners. Research shows a whopping 45 percent of children ages 3 to 5 are not read to daily, [...]

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Four Ways to Avoid Middle School Meltdowns

August 11, 2012 by Kristin Girard  
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For many kids, middle school will be the most difficult school years of their entire lives. First, there’s the novelty of changing classes; along with that comes five or six different teachers, learning how to operate a locker, handling an in-flux schedule, and arriving to classes on time. Students are expected to handle more responsibility [...]

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First Day of Preschool: 5 Tips to Avoid Tears and Tantrums

August 10, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Maisie Knowles Back to school is just around the corner. For many toddlers, it’ll be the first day of preschool and the very first day they’re away from mom and dad. My oldest daughter is starting preschool in the fall, and just the thought of her going off to school for the first time [...]

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Organizing for Back to School

August 9, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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by Nicole Tyler Blair   Summer is coming to an end, and school is just around the corner. It always seems to sneak up on us, doesn’t it? But getting a little organized may be all we need to get us ready for the hustle and bustle of school again. Think about when things seem [...]

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Kids Perform Better In School When Parents Get Involved

July 24, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) Children spend five times as much time outside the classroom as they do in school. With all this time away from teachers, it’s important for parents to support their children’s learning. In fact, children whose parents are involved with them in family literacy activities score 10 points higher on standardized reading tests, according to [...]

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Get The Whole Family Organized At Back-To-School Time

July 23, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) Back-to-school season is the ideal time for families to reestablish routines and get organized — both at home and on the go. But before hitting the stores for supplies, take time to plan ahead with shopping lists that meet both your children’s and your family’s needs. There are many great tips to help get [...]

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Positive ways to advocate for your child in school

October 28, 2010 by Susan Kelley Delaine  
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Children experience so many changes from kindergarten to college. Social groups, teachers and interests will come and go, but parents are the one constant along the way. Hence, it is our sole responsibility to superintend our own children’s education- not that of the school system, tutors or outside care providers. Invariably, opportunities to advocate for [...]

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For college students: five steps to jump-starting a career

September 6, 2010 by Fayette Woman  
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Each year a new crop of students graduates from colleges and universities, and joins the millions of unemployed across the nation in seeking work. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an unemployment rate of 9.7 percent in March 2010, with an average of 6.3 people now competing for each job opening. [...]

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