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Child Care Advocates Bemoan Lack of Funding in Budget Reconciliation Deal | Education News
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Child Care Advocates Bemoan Lack of Funding in Budget Reconciliation Deal | Education News

Outrageous. Unacceptable. Foolish. Devastating.Those are just some of the words early education advocates are using to describe the $400 billion reconciliation package unveiled in the Senate last week – a package being framed as an inflation reduction package but one that includes zero funding for child care, one of the largest expenses for families and once a pillar of the President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better proposal.When the coronavirus pandemic eviscerated the country’s child care infrastructure – forcing the closure of tens of thousands of centers and pushing millions of women out of the workforce – mothers and caregivers across the U.S. let out a primal scream that seemed to finally get the attention of lawmakers in Washington.As part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief packag...
Tough to Get Your Kid to Take Medicine? An Expert Offers Tips
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Tough to Get Your Kid to Take Medicine? An Expert Offers Tips

By By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)SUNDAY, July 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it's difficult for parents to get their child to take necessary medication.One expert who spends part of her workday guiding parents through this challenge offers some suggestions to make the ordeal easier.Emily Glarum, a child life specialist at the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, offers these tips: Be honest, practice it, provide choices, set a schedule and let the child take little sips or use a straw."We like to promote honesty," Glarum said in a hospital news release. "Hiding medicine in food can make kids feel tricked and add some mistrust or even some aversions around different foods."What I've run into in the past is, the child may start to de...