'Mom, My Tummy's Doing Flip-Flops . . .'

Monday, August 18, 2008 General News J E 4
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 No matter how much antibacterial handgel you slather on, there's one back-to-school bug that can't be sanitizedaway. Kids often get butterflies as they face new classmates and new teachers,so is offering new-school-year soothers.

As the leading health and wellness Web site, is arming parentswith social strategies to share with children who are antsy about makingfriends. Whether you have a budding kindergartener or a middle-school newbie,the Parenting Center on shows parents how to prepare their broodsfor awkward moments they may encounter.

To head off concerns such as "Who will I sit with at lunch?" and "Whywouldn't she play with me at recess?" offers suggestions to helpparents help their kids:

-- Suggest some opening lines or ways a child can engage the playmate shewants to get to know.

-- Turn acquaintances into friends by planning pizza or park outings withother families early in the school year. Call a parent first to set a time,and let your child follow-up with the friend-to-be.

-- Volunteer together. Your child will get opportunities to meet otherswhile stocking the shelves at a food pantry or filling water dishes at thelocal animal shelter.

-- Heading to to helpchildren stymie bullies and resist peer pressure.

For more on vanquishing back-to-school butterflies, visit, or contact Stephanie Sybert, RealAge PR, at858-731-8806.

About is a healthy-lifestyle Web site that inspires its members to"Live Life to the Youngest" and to pursue their health and wellness goals bymaking their RealAge younger. The site offers the patented RealAge Test, themost widely used method for measuring overall health, and is the officialonline home of the YOU Docs, Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD, and theirbest-selling RealAge and YOU books. Over 20 million people have measured theirRealAge by taking the RealAge Test and have received a personalized plan tomake their RealAge younger. This leading healthy-lifestyle Web site alsofeatures more than 65 additional health-risk assessments, as well as healthtips and information, all backed by current, valid science. is awholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Magazines, a division of the HearstCorporation.Contact: Stephanie Sybert RealAge PR T 858 731 8806



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