Staying Connected & Resilient for Back-to-School

Six Online Activities to Help Students Cope with COVID-19 – these well-being practices can help students feel connected and resilient during the pandemic.   At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO estimates that 91.3% of the world’s students were learning remotely, with 194 governments ordering country-wide closures of their schools and more than 1.3 billion students[…]

Back to School Shopping Budget

Before sending your kids back to the classroom with sharpened pencils and brown-bag lunches, take a look at these tips for creating and sticking to a back-to-school budget.   Plan it out. Before you start shopping for school supplies, figure out how much you can spend. Don’t leave anything out — it’s better to know[…]

School’s Open – Drive Carefully

Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school. With 13 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in[…]

Tips for Pedestrian Safety

Drivers and pedestrians alike share the responsibility of keeping themselves and others on the road safe. Many strides have been made by the Federal Highway Administration to increase pedestrian safety. Infrastructure improvements have added a variety of safety measures, including more medians and redesigned roads allowing for better pedestrian/bicycle traffic flow.   Here are some[…]

Breakfast Made Simple and Healthy

Eating breakfast has several health benefits, including improved concentration, weight control, improved performance, and much more. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. In general, kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable,[…]

Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road

August and back to school.  It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.   School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried[…]