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How to help your child cope with back-to-school anxiety

Helping children cope with school anxiety

School-related anxiety affects 2 to 5 percent of children and teens, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It’s most common between ages 5 and 6, 10 and 11 and transition times, such as entering middle and high school.

Mom, Dad … are you ready for back-to-school?

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The back-to-school countdown begins. In the next week or so, the kids will be heading back to their classrooms. Are they ready? Are you ready? Follow Akron Children’s checklist and prevent lots of that last-minute stress.

Kids and diabetes: Learn the ABCs of 504 Plans to ensure proper treatment at school

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For many children, a diagnosis of diabetes does not lead to problems at school. But issues can arise including concerns about field trips, participation in sports or who is qualified to handle a low-blood-sugar emergency.

Send your kids back to school with their vaccines up to date

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National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

8 ways to help your child make friends

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For some kids, making friends seems to come easily, while others need a little extra help. But like all social skills, making friends is a skill that must be taught.

Girls and heavy menstrual bleeding: When it may be time to see a specialist

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For young women starting their menstrual cycles, many questions may arise for them about what’s normal and what’s irregular when it comes to their period. The range of what’s normal with a young woman’s period is broad.