Valerie Schaibley, Author at TapGenes
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When to keep your kid home sick

Many parents struggle with the question of whether or not they should keep their child home sick from school or daycare. How sick is too sick for you kid to go to school? If your child has a runny nose but is otherwise feeling fine, is it still okay to send him or her... Read More

What is an IEP?

An individualized education program, or IEP, is a plan designed to guide, inform, and accommodate children with special needs who receive special education services. It is designed for a specific student, with the goal of improving education for each individual... Read More

How to treat a minor burn at home

I don’t know why, but I always burn myself on cast iron skillets. I’m so used to cooking with pots and pans with ubiquitous cool-to-the-touch handles, and for some reason I hardly ever remember that’s not the case with cast iron. I cook a lot, so I’ve burnt my hands... Read More

How to Safely Remove a Splinter

How kids get splinters might be a mystery, but getting them out safely doesn’t have to be. Most splinters can be easily removed at home. Sometimes the hardest part is to get the kids to sit still while you’re removing it! The American Academy of Pediatrics has... Read More

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