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A camping we will go Things to consider before choosing a summer camp Though March does not often elicit images of youngsters building campfires or playing games in the pool, this month is a great time for parents to start thinking about summer camps for their kids. Summer camp is often something kids look forward to, and something they will fondly recall long after they reach adulthood. For many kids, summer camp provides a first taste of independence, as youngsters spend significant time away from home without their parents for the first time in their lives. But as great an experience as summer camp can be for youngsters, it can be just as difficult an experience if parents don’t find the right fit for their children. That’s why it behooves parents to start thinking about summer camps for their kids in winter, before camps start filling out their rosters, which tends to happen in early spring. The following are a few things parents should take into consideration when seeking a summer camp for their kids.


The right summer camp staff can make all the difference. Many children are understandably shy when arriving at a summer camp, as their friends from back home might not be joining them. That can make kids hesitant to participate in activities or less enthusiastic about those activities. But a good staff will know how to make kids feel welcome, which should help them come out of their shells and make the most of their summer camp experiences. The quality of staffs can vary significantly depending on the camp, so it’s important that parents ask camp representatives

about their staffs before making any commitments. Ask how long the staff has been together and the types of training new and even veteran staff members undergo before the start of camp season? Does the training include first aid and emergency medical training and certification? It’s also good to ask about the vetting process the camp employs before hiring new staff, including the extent of its background checks. Are criminal background checks conducted? How many references must potential staff members supply to be considered for employment? A good camp will be forthcoming with answers to all of your questions, so eliminate those that appear hesitant to share information about their staffs.

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When vetting camps for kids, parents should ask what a typical day is like once the season hits full swing. Many parents want their youngsters to have a well-rounded experience, while others might want their kids to attend a more specialized camp, whether it’s a athletic camp focusing on a particular sport or a music camp devoted to helping kids become better musicians. Regardless of the type of camp parents are considering for their kids, they should ask about what daily life at the camp is like. Ask to see schedules and how strictly camps adhere to those schedules. When considering specialized camps, ask the staff representative if kids will have the chance to simply have a little fun and which types of recreational activities are planned to give kids a break from what are often rigorous schedules.

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Another thing parents must consider before choosing a summer camp for their kids is the goals of each individual camp. A camp should be dedicated to ensuring kids have fun, even when kids are attending more specialized camps that tend to be more strict. In addition, parents should look for a camp that wants its attendees to foster relationships with their fellow campers. Camp can be lonely for some youngsters, especially those

attending summer camp for the first time, but a summer camp that strives to promote friendship among its campers can reduce, if not eliminate, any feelings of homesickness. Late winter is when parents should start looking at summer camps for their kids, and there are a host of factors moms and dads should take into consideration during the vetting process to ensure their youngsters have as much fun as possible. — Metro Creative

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7 ways to send cabin fever packing Long winter days can quickly bring on feelings of cabin fever. Although cabin fever is not a recognized medical condition, it can compromise well-being. Cabin fever can strike even the most optimistic people. Cabin fever normally affects people during the winter months, when shortened days, longer periods of darkness and cold temperatures often force people to remain inside. These factors can lead to depression, boredom, anxiety and an inability to concentrate. Alleviating symptoms of cabin fever requires making a few changes, including getting outdoors whenever possible. Head outside — It may be cold and dreary, but getting outside can be healthy. Take advantage of day-

light hours whenever possible. Plan a walk around the neighborhood before you go to work. Otherwise, spend your lunch hour outdoors soaking up the sun’s rays. The sun is an instant mood-booster. Brighten up the indoors — Choose energizing colors like yellow, orange and red to decorate the interior of your home. Invest in lights that offer a greater amount of wattage and brightness. Light-therapy lamps produce bright light that simulates the sun and provides broad-spectrum rays. Sitting in front of one of these lights can alleviate feelings of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Grow more indoor plants — Plants can help filter out stale, stagnant air

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in the house and add moisture to the environment. Breathing fresh oxygen from these plants can provide you with energy and help you to feel revitalized. Increase your exercise routine — Now could be the time to join the gym or become part of a walking group. According to The Mayo Clinic, exercise can boost mood, reducing immune system chemicals that can worsen symptoms of depression. In addition, exercise increases body temperature, which may have calming effects, and releases feel-good brain chemicals that may ease depression. Throw a party — The old saying is “misery loves company,” so why not invite friends over and banish cabin

Get out of town — Cabin fever can be temporarily abated by a mini vacation. Head somewhere that is warm and sunny. If you cannot afford a trip to the tropics, a brief jaunt to a spa or relative’s house may banish boredom and get you out of the house. Try a new hobby — Attempt an activity that marries winter with getting active. Ideal activities include cross-country skiing, ice hockey, skating, or snowshoeing. — Metro Creative

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Book Buzz: Sniffing out good stories Newsbee usually scopes out super stories with his antennae, but this month he headed to the doghouse for his “Sniffing Out Good Stories” theme. He sent his barky-buddies on the trail to hunt for tales to woo kids to the page. Of course the canine’s Picks went straight to the dogs. Dig in! These are woofn’ good reads.

‘Spike, the Ugliest Dog in the Universe’ by Debra Fasier It’s peevish when a pup’s claim to fame isn’t his pedigree, but his looks. “Spike, the Ugliest Dog in the Universe,” makes peace with his appearance in a book with a fun twist by Debra Frasier. Everyone wants to be in the newspaper, unless it’s for winning a contest like Spike did. What pet desires a glossy print and story about being the ugliest in the land? Not Snow White’s mom, and certainly not Spike. The contest was a precursor to what lay ahead. The pooch’s owners strand him, leaving Spike homeless. Luckily little Joe is his neighbor. The boy takes a shine to Spike, only to hear his mom say they can’t afford a dog. Spike refuses to be a pound drop-off and consults the fluffy kitty next door for tips on being irresistible so Joe’s mommy will see he won’t be any trouble. Fate steps in when that doesn’t happen, and Spike rises like cream to the surface. When it comes to cat nabbing, Spike doesn’t catnap.

‘Lily, a True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado’ by Carolyn Mueller A dog with scent-sense is front and center in a new book by St. Louis author Carolyn Mueller.

You’ll love reading about Lily, the star of “Lily, a True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado,” based on the Weimaraner’s efforts as a search and rescue dog instrumental in the tragic Missouri event. Tara Prosser got Lily when the pup was quite small, but soon her paws were as sizeable as her energy. In an effort to channel the swirling gray’s zip, Tara trains her to search for the lost and deceased. Lily meets with success. Fate leads her to the place she needs to be when a horrific tornado sweeps through Joplin in 2011, reducing the town to rubble, a mishmash of streets strewn with uprooted trees, overturned cars, and people buried underneath it all. With courage, Lily does the work she’s trained to do, Tara by her side. Graphic-art by Nick Hayes depicts in vivid detail the search and rescue team’s goodwill efforts, in a heartwarming story you won’t soon forget.

‘The Incredible Journey, a Tale of Three Animals’ by Sheila Burnford A mix-up casts three creatures into the Canadian wilderness, an old English bull terrier, perky Labrador retriever and regal Siamese cat. The companions, dedicated to one another, eventually find their way back to their former home, their only map their primal instincts.

Published in 1960, “The Incredible Journey, a Tale of Three Animals,” by Sheila Burnford remains a be loved classic. When the pet’s owner, Mr. Longridge, leaves his home for a vacation, he assumes the animals will be cared for by of his housekeeper, who looks in on his property. But there’s a miscommunication; she believes the trio of friends have gone along with him. That isn’t the case, of course. For 250 miles, the companions travel on through the dense woods. Along the way, they battle wild animals, floodwaters, fatigue and ever-present hunger, using their noses and intuition to guide them. Their trail of danger is fraught with near disaster, and skillfully rendered in black and white illustrations by Carl Burger. Here’s an old favorite sure to be a new favorite of young readers and their families alike. — Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2014.

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sures products meet ASTM standards, state, retailer and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act testing requirements. Every year, JPMA-certified products are sample tested for safety, performance and functionality. This assures parents that these products have passed the most rigorous requirements in the industry and meet the highest safety standards. You can see a full list of the products reviewed and certified at “JPMA Certification helps to ease new parent worries and make the product selection process easy,” said Certified Association Executive Michael Dwyer, president of JPMA. So how do you know if the products you see on the shelf have been certified? Products that meet the certification requirements will carry the JPMA seal. The seal can be found on 23 categories of child-needed

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A good night’s sleep can be elusive A good night’s sleep can be hard to come by these days, but according to a sleep expert, a good night’s sleep is more than just a dream. Dr. Carole Guillaume has more than 20 years of experience in helping people to get the rest their bodies need. “The biggest problem is people continue their daytime functions into the night,” said Guillaume, who conducts adult and pediatric (ages 12 to 18) sleep studies in the Sleep Lab at Liberty Hospital. “We’re always stimulating ourselves to get through the day, whether it’s caffeine or stimulating drinks; it’s go, go, go.”

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Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9, and losing an hour of sleep can take a toll on many people. “These changes have an impact on our personal lives because they potentially create sleep deprivation by waking up an hour earlier,” said Mark Varona, a sleep technician in the Sleep Lab at Liberty Hospital. “For some of us, the impact is minimal and we will acclimate by compensating our sleep over the next week or two, but others need to think ahead to minimize the stress on their bodies.” The week before the time change, getting up 15 to 30 minutes earlier can help us prepare. “It is a little like jet lag,” Guillaume said. “Get up anticipating that feeling.” She also said light is the most effective way to reset our circadian clock. “Get some morning light by stepping outside or taking the dog for a walk.” For questions about your sleep patterns, contact your physician, who may recommend a sleep study to determine if you have a sleep disorder. — Liberty Hospital


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Mom was right, you should eat more veggies — here’s how you do it With a little preparation and experimentation, it’s easy to find delicious ways to incorporate more vegetables into your family’s diet every day For many people thinking about changing their eating habits for the healthier, that means vowing to eat more vegetables. The majority of Americans say they’ve been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables over the past year, according to a poll by the International Food Information Council Foundation. And with good reason: eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure and prevent some types of cancer, according to Harvard School of Public Health. How many servings of vegetables do we need to eat? The USDA recommends between two to three cups for most adults (more if you exercise more than 30 minutes per day) and between one to two and a half cups for kids. It may seem overwhelming to try to pack that many veggies into everyone’s daily meals, but there are actually a lot of fun, easy and delicious ways for the whole family to eat more vegetables. Let’s start with breakfast. Veggies may not be top of mind at this time of day, but it’s easy to sneak some into your first meal and get lots of nutrients to kick start

even tomatoes on toothpicks.You can also try baking kale or sliced beets mixed with olive oil and spices on cooking sheets until they are crispy for a tasty and healthy take on traditional chips. For lunch or dinner, beat the cold by pureeing butternut squash, cauliflower or broccoli for a warm soup. Or, make a mason jar salad that tastes as good as it looks, with this recipe:

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Let daylight saving time inspire energy savings When the time comes, people around the world diligently turn their clocks an hour ahead come the springtime and turn them back again when autumn arrives.This is because of daylight saving time, an idea first introduced centuries ago by Benjamin Franklin. When daylight saving time, or DST, was first introduced, much of what people did in their daily lives was governed by sunlight, as it was difficult to do anything once the sun set and night could only be illuminated by fire and candles. Franklin thought the country could be more productive if everyone rose earlier to maximize daytime. In the summer, pushing the clocks ahead allowed people to work longer into the evening. But Franklin’s idea was not officially implemented until much later, when it was instituted during World War I to save money on electricity and devote more money to coal during the time of war. DST was repealed during peacetime, but implemented again during World War II and once again during the 1973 oil embargo.Today, more than 70 countries participate in DST, many of which do so because they believe it helps to save money on electricity. In the United States,

Arizona and Hawaii do not participate. Despite all of the hype surrounding DST and its financial impact, a 1975 U.S. Department of Transportation Study indicated that DST has a relatively insignificant impact on electricity usage. A 2008 study conducted in the state of Indiana compared electricity use before and after the state adopted DST.The results indicated a 1 percent increase in residential electricity use after DST was implemented. Various governments and scientists continue to look at the practice of DST to see if it has any measurable benefits. Some medical studies indicate that DST can disrupt sleeping patterns, leading to added stress on the body and an increased risk of heart attack. But DST has its supporters as well, and individuals can take their own steps to curb electricity usage throughout the year. • Tailor your schedule to the daylight hours. Rise when the sun rises and go to bed when the sun sets to reduce your reliance on electricity. • Only use lights in the rooms you’re occupying.Turn

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SENIOR BULLYING More than two-dozen members of the Aging and Mental Health Coalition of Kansas City North heard a dramatic discussion of bullying among older adults during one of their recent meetings. Deborah Babbit, benefits and health care coordinator for Shepherd’s Center of the Northland, surprised many of the caregivers and professionals with her accounts of bullying among older adults, including at least one that resulted in a suicide attempt. “It can be devastating,” she said. “Many times the target simply withdraws, which itself is tragic.” Babbit stressed that bullying occurs in almost any setting, and older adults are no different than children on a schoolyard or people in a workplace. Deborah Babbit “In any setting, there is always someone who wants everything their way and has very little empathy,” she said. “Even with children, where an adult has power over them, it’s hard to be bully-free. With adults who have practiced a behavior all of their lives, there is often very little that we can do.” Identification may be difficult.

“Many who have moved into a nursing home or a living facility are feeling a loss, mourning for their home and other aspects of their lives,” Babbit said. “They’re also learning how to live with people in a way they may not have for a long time.” Medical and emotional issues are also a factor. Among older adults, many are grieving, have a mental illness or dementia that can cause temporary aggressive behavior. “That’s not bullying,” she said. “True bullying is intentional, repetitive and involves a balance of power. Bullying almost always involves an underlying need for control.” Some of the symptoms may be hard to identify. With older adults, bullying may take the form of gossip, shunning, loud criticism or other behaviors that can be hard to identify. “That’s the situation a lot of our seniors are in,” Babbit said. “The target can be at a loss to defend themselves or even explain the bullying. Many just withdraw.” Babbit said the best option is to create a car-

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ing community. If a significant culture change is needed at a home or other facility, the managers or association may need to be involved. She also suggested occasional, confidential interviews with residents to learn better what’s going on. “Don’t oppose bullies with aggressive behavior in return,” she concluded. “If you’re a witness, support the target. Ask the bully to stop. If they’re violent, report them. Sometimes you have to be pretty creative.” For more information, call 468-0481 or visit www.

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■■ Shamrock: The city of Montreal, Canada, uses a shamrock in its city flag. candy dishes. • Create a specialized beverage that children will enjoy. It’s easy to make a bowl of punch with a few ingredients. Mix seltzer water with a green- or yellow-hued fruit punch. Float spoonfuls of lime sherbet on top, which will gradually melt into the punch. Spoon into green plastic cups. • Children enjoy piñatas because they get to break them open and find the treasure inside. Purchase a treasure

chest, shamrock or another piñata shape that will tie into your theme. Fill with stickers, gold coins, candy, and other St. Patrick’s Day items. • Be sure to have foods on hand that children will enjoy. Anything can be turned festive with a hint of green food coloring. Tint macaroni and cheese green and serve in little bowls. Color biscuit dough and wrap around mini frankfurters for clever “pigs in a blanket.” Serve chicken strips with green-hued

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mashed potatoes. Cut sandwiches into four-leaf clovers with the appropriate cookie cutter. Think creatively to put smiles on the faces of children. Even adults may appreciate the creativity put into food and beverages. People of all ages and cultures gather together for St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Help everyone to feel welcome by catering to the needs of party guests of all ages.

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■■ No Irishman: St. Patrick was not Irish. He was born in Britain to an aristocratic family. His early life was not particularly religious, but he had a religious conversion in his teenage years.

■■ Closed: In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been a religious occasion. Until the 1970s, many stores and pubs were closed. Laws were changed in 1995.


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■■ March 17: Each March 17, people the world over slip into something green, take in a neighborhood parade and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The day honors Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick.

■■ Irish ancestry: There are about 33 million U.S. residents of Irish ancestry. That number is nearly nine times the population of Ireland.

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