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When kids go back to school, it often isn’t long before the first sniffles and colds arrive. Parents can’t stop their kids from getting sick, but there’s plenty they can do to help them stay healthy, and, if they do catch a cold, ease the symptoms as much as possible. One compan...

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Staying Healthy at Back-to-School Time

Posted by: SchoolFamily on Aug 20, 2013 in Healthy Kids


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When kids go back to school, it often isn’t long before the first sniffles and colds arrive. Parents can’t stop their kids from getting sick, but there’s plenty they can do to help them stay healthy, and, if they do catch a cold, ease the symptoms as much as possible.

One company that understands this well is one of our sponsors, Hyland’s Inc., which has been making cold remedies for more than 100 years. Just one example: Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ‘n Cough is made with natural ingredients that ease sneezing, coughing and sore throats. It’s an option for parents looking for a safe and effective product with no stimulants, sugar, dyes, or artificial flavors.

Medicine like Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ʹn Cough can fit into an overall plan to keep kids healthy so they thrive during back-to-school time. Other steps parent can take include:

  • Stress basic hygiene rules to your children so they can avoid the common cold or passing it along. Simple steps like not sharing utensils or drinks will go a long way.
  • Remind kids of the importance of hand washing. Often, they are just too busy to remember. We have many printables and mini-posters that you can download to help remind your kids of the importance of this task.
  • If you aren’t sure if your child should stay home, check this article that provides general guidelines for a sick day. If your child has minor cold symptoms without a fever, chances are, he’s good to go.
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    Posted by artsandlearning on Aug. 21, 2013

    Good information and addressed to at the most appropriate time of the year. My nephew I remember would be home for a few days each month when he had just started school. It used to be very stressful and I remember my sister always being caught in the dilemma if he was sic enough to miss school. Thanks for sharing this article.

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