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WEST VIRGINIA


Contents September/October 2015 Sa hs cd o g o or wbie


fr mr ranomto 6 8 9 10 11


cn ti oe t o t u est o oe get ifr ain & rsucs


Kids’ Health: Childhood Obesity


Ages & Stages: Peer Pressure


Editor’s Picks


Family Matters: ABC’s of a Successful School Year


Dear Teacher Column


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21 Homework Help


Books, Books, Books Fall Fashion for Kids


Hair Hacks for Busy School Mornings


Tonsillectomy News, Heimlich Maneuver Program for Kids Family-Friendly Calendar


Family Health News: Cold Remedy,


Habits of Highly Effective Pet Owners


Quick Bits: High Tech Anti- bully Efforts, Library Card Sign-up Month, Schoola, Effect of Time with Kids


22 Halloween Safety Tips WEST VIRGINIA FAMILY A MAGAZINE FOR TODAY’S ACTIVE FAMILIES 4 Sep/Oct 2015


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