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Navigating kid conversations during scary times

Age-appropriate, open conversations with children are comforting and can calm their nerves.
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Mothers’ invisible workload is damaging their mental health

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Unseen mental checklists accompany motherhood, changing as children are shepherded from infancy to adulthood, and researchers from Oklahoma State University and Arizona State University have defined the price mothers pay doing this invisible labor: less satisfaction with their lives and their partnerships.

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Keep ages, skills and interests in mind while holiday shopping for children

Fri, Nov 30, 2018

When it comes to choosing the perfect holiday gifts for the young ones on your shopping list, remembering some basic toy safety measures can help guide you to which surprises ultimately end up in colorfully wrapped packages.

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Money savvy families put tax refunds to work

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

STILLWATER, Okla. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Despite the dread that visits annually during tax season, many Oklahomans often anticipate receiving a refund.

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Picking holiday presents for the children

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – As shoppers get into the holiday spirit, keeping a few gift-giving guidelines top of mind while picking presents for young ones can help ensure the season is safe as well as merry and bright.

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Safely decorating with pumpkins

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Decorating pumpkins can be a fun way for families to celebrate fall or usher in the Halloween spirit, especially as long as everyone makes safety a priority.

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Oklahoma school nutrition professionals earn a chance to work with trained chef

Fri, Sep 22, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – School nutrition professionals from 15 Oklahoma schools and school districts will team up with a trained chef this semester to cook up fresher, tastier cafeteria offerings and whip up a sweeter overall dining experience.

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Fire safety for college students

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – With students returning to their colleges and universities for the new school year, now is a good time to think about ways they can stay fire safe whether they live on or off campus.

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Extracurricular activities help kids make the grade, learn life lessons

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Books and lectures are not the only ways students pick up important lessons and skills during the school year. Extracurricular activities provide a range of benefits to participants almost as limitless as the slate of options available to them.

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For parents, empty nest can be full of promise

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – What’s next? That is the looming question many Oklahoma families will face this fall when they usher the youngest child out of the house and, in a moment of hand-wringing fear and giddy excitement, officially empty the proverbial nest.

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Calming those new-school-year jitters

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – When the new school year begins this fall, there is bound to be lots of excitement, but also some nerves for both students and their parents.

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Breakfast helps set the stage for academic success

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Mornings during the school year can be a hectic blur for both parents and students trying to get out the door, but that should not be an excuse to skip breakfast.

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