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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for a Teen Being Bullied

…ng home from school lately. Is there anything happening to you there?
This is the third time you haven’t wanted to go to school. Is there something happening that makes you feel like you don’t want to go?
I’ve noticed you’ve b…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for Teens Who Bully Others

…ors. This helps to build a relationship that will benefit you if your teen is displaying behavior issues. If you have a good relationship with school personnel, addressing the bullying behaviors may be less difficult.

Parents and g…

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Parenting and Emotional Self-Control

…our self-awareness). The next step is to translate the messages of our emotions into behaviors that match our parenting goals and values.

In this publication, we talk about self-management skills that help us meet the needs our children …

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103 Ways to Save Money

…egular effort. But they are all simple to incorporate in your daily life. Not all of these tips will apply to everyone. Go through the list and find 10 or 15 that apply to you, and then put them to work.

Cutting costs is a high priority …

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Flood-Damaged Agricultural Buildings

…nto place with nails. Plane and sand as needed to remove humps in the floor. This may not get it into condition to look good uncovered, but it will be smooth enough to serve as a base for a new covering.
Insulation will need to be replaced…

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Standby Generators for Emergency Power

…op standby unit. Power down, switch loads, then repower equipment.

Keep the unit clean and in good running condition at all times for immediate use. Accumulation of dust and dirt can cause the motor to overheat whe…

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Caring for Trees: Hiring an Arborist

…skills are spread to the profession as quickly as possible. Membership in professional arboriculture organizations is a good sign that the people you are hiring know something about what they are selling.

What to Look For

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Caring for Trees: Power Lines

…lines of branches to prevent this, but in strong storms, this is not always enough.
After a storm passes and you first go outside, it’s important to be aware of damaged trees in contact with power lines. Follow these safety protocols whe…

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Flooded Landscapes

…h indicates a lack of oxygen in the soil. Many plants will look dead. Will these plants survive? Plants that have shown good survival after 2 weeks under floodwaters include most native trees, shrubs, perennials, and hardy bulbs. Other plan…

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Clearing Debris from Land

… the individual property owner. If property owners move the disaster-related debris to a public right-of-way, the local government may be reimbursed for curbside pickup and disposal for a limited period of time. If the debris on private bus…

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Floor Cleanup and Renovation

…nd subfloors are thoroughly dry.
Sand the surface until it is clean and smooth. Heavily planed floors may never look good again, but they can serve as a base for carpeting, tile, or sheet flooring.
If floor is oak, apply a filler then…

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Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

…row rugs well enough in a washing machine.

Cleaning Rain-Soaked Carpets
Cleaning carpeting indoors is not a good idea in summer, because you are adding more moisture to an already wet area. If the carpeting is installed with tac…

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Salvaging Furniture

If veneering doesn’t stay in place or is bubbled, carefully slit the loose veneer with a razor blade, and apply a good-quality glue. Cover the glued spots with wax paper, and put weights on the wax paper to prevent extra glue (which m…

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Salvaging Clothing

Wet Garments But Not Soiled
Dry in cool air to prevent mildew and transfer of dye.


Go outside to brush off garment.
Rub liquid (or paste of granular) detergent into stain.
Launder using detergent a…

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Health Concerns About Mold

…, and other mold materials that may impact health.

What are safe levels of mold?
At this time, there are no government-established exposure levels for mold. This is largely due to differing individual responses to mold. What mak…

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