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Keep Your Child Healthy & Safe

Information on Head Lice and Other Health Tips

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Each year, eight to twelve million cases of head lice are discovered in the United States. Having head lice is common, especially among kids three to twelve years old. Although they are an annoyance, head lice are not dangerous and do not spread diseases. Find out how parents can prevent and treat head lice by clicking on the links to the left from our sponsor.

Discover more ways to keep children healthy from the editors of Instructor and Parent & Child magazines.

Your Easy Guide for Stopping Classroom Bugs
Learn how to outsmart classroom bugs before they get to your child. Instructor magazine asked the experts to identify the most common classroom illnesses, plus offer their suggestions on how to spot the symptoms and prevent future occurrences.

Classroom Tips: Caring for Personal Belongings
Teaching children about caring for their personal belongings helps prevent health and safety mishaps. For example, teach children not to share brushes, combs, or headwear because of the possibility of becoming infested with head lice.

Preventing the Spread of Germs
Each school year, children pass around billions of germs that cause colds, flus, and digestive problems. Fortunately, many infections are preventable. The editors of Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine asked clinical microbiologist Philip M. Tierno Jr., Ph.D., author of The Secret Life of Germs, for advice on how to keep contact clean and children healthy.

Eight Great Sick-Day Kid's Activities
If your child does end up having to stay home sick, here are eight simple activities to prevent sick-day boredom.

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