Fredericksburg Families

Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.

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Monday reads

…a weekly compilation of family-related news from, The Free Lance-Star and beyond.

If you have an infant in the house, make sure you and any caregivers or grandparents who come into regular contact with your child are up-to-date on their vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough. You can get this vaccine at area health departments. Jim Hall has more information on this important topic here.

No parent wants their kid sent home from school with head lice, but it happens, no matter how clean you are. Be prepared to rid your family of the little bugs with this story from this week’s Healthy Living section.

Caroline County special-education teacher Lori Askew is one of eight Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year. Portsia Smith has her story here.

We hear a lot about the need for better math and physics education in our schools, but a CEO argues in this Wall Street Journal op-ed from last week that improving the history courses taught in elementary and secondary schools would go a long way toward developing the critical thinking, analysis, writing and communication skills tomorrow’s executives will need. Read it here.

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