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Editor’s Notes


In this issue you will fi nd lots of great information to help make the 2015-16 school year a wonderful success.


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As childhood obesity rates climb to the highest we have ever seen in our country, parents, caregivers, physicians, and


educators are all trying to change the pattern from the past 30 years. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Be sure to read the Kids’ Health feature on page 6 for suggestions on how to make a difference in the obesity risk in your family. Also check out page 18 for the Family Health News section for up-to-date health news.


Peer pressure is everywhere! School-age children from preschool to high school feel pressure from their peer. Parents should intervene early and help children turn peer pressure into positive peer interactions. See article on page 8.


Check out the unique and innovative Back-to-School prod- ucts on page 9 - some great products for home, school, and getting back and forth from home and school.


Also be sure to check out The ABC’s of a Successful School Year, Dear Teacher, From Homework Headaches to Homework Help, and Fall Fashion for Kids.


As always, our family-friendly calendar is full of places to go and things to do as a family.


Thank you for reading WV Family. Please be sure to tell our advertisers you saw them in WV Family Magazine! 


Carla Cosner, Editor


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