When children get stressed, anxious, or even panicked, breathing deeply has been shown to help calm them down. Practice "belly breathing" together with these tips from PBS.
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Connect with your children about their school days.
Asking the right questions will give you a better sense of what challenges your kids may be facing on a day-to-day basis. For suggestions and tips, including how to recognize if your child may be experiencing bullying or peer abuse, visit Prevent Child Abuse America.
Get winter weather ready.
These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for snow storms and extreme cold in the months ahead.
Concussions can happen in the blink of an eye and result from a variety of circumstances. Although they range in severity, it is important to learn about the signs and symptoms of a concussion and what you can do if you think your child may have one. Find out more from USA.gov.
Keep teeth strong and healthy.
Whether or not you have a dental plan, there could be low-cost dental service options in your area. Find a dentist and schedule an appointment for your child through InsureKidsNow.Gov's Find a Dentist locator.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November.
Designed for students and teachers, the Infinity of Nations Culture Quest website from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The site includes a gallery, where kids can explore 25 works of art and interactive segments, and Meet the Artist, which introduces kids to five Native American artists and their modern creations.
Learn how to become President of the United States
With the presidential election happening this week, it's a good time to teach kids the election process so that when they are old enough to vote, they can be informed about what their choice means and why it counts.
Get creative with leftover Halloween candy.
Making your way through a mountain of leftover Halloween candy may sound like fun, but it's definitely not the healthiest plan! Check out this list of 15 ideas for what kids can do to "recycle" their extra candy from KidsHealth.