The conversation on giving: What is your family passionate about?

How many times has your child come home with news of a new penny drive or fundraiser happening at school or a place of worship? Often, children are eager to get involved with these fundraising efforts because there are reward incentives at the end, but parents can take this opportunity to discuss with children the real value of supporting nonprofit organizations.

Turning over a new leaf this New Year's Day

With a new year comes new resolutions. Like so many others, your resolutions may include eating healthier individually, as a family or in your office environment. From fruit and nut selections to lean meat options, you can achieve your goals while still eating delicious foods.

Caring for a child with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome - it takes a village

Having a reliable support system is important to all of us. It is particularly important to the families of those living with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe and rare form of epilepsy that affects an estimated one in 50,000 to one in 100,000 children and up to 4 percent of children with epilepsy. Many families may be struggling with the demands of caring for a loved one with this condition - a task that may require around-the-clock attention and support.

Why greener schools can make a difference in kids' lives

As awareness about the environment continues to grow, it's becoming more apparent that "going green" not only benefits the planet - it benefits the entire population, especially its youngest segment. When children learn in safe, comfortable, toxin-free school environments, their futures are that much brighter.

Caregiver 101: Creating a safe and happy environment for your loved ones

Nearly 66 million people, or 29 percent of the U.S. adult population, are providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged, according to the National Center for Caregiving. And, according to AARP, 61 percent of family caregivers who are 50-plus also work either full-time or part-time. How can busy caregivers gain peace of mind that their family member is happy and safe while they're working? There are easy home updates to help improve the safety and security of their living space.

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