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Prepare your kids’ swing set for another season of play with a few safety checks. If the swing set has any chain links, examine each one to make sure they aren’t damaged or broken. Slides should be stable and properly affixed to the ground. All nuts and bolts should be tight, and no parts of the swing set should wobble or jiggle.

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Carlos Santana, Gisele Bundchen, Julianne Hough, Omar Epps, Sandra …

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CLAIM: A tweet from the Obama Foundation featuring a picture of George Floyd went out on May 17, more than a week before his death, suggesting the nonprofit was aware of Floyd well before he died.

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Parents need to know that “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” is an action/adventure game for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a remake of the 1993 Game Boy game of the same name. The game has a cute cartoon presentation and some mild fantasy combat that sees Link using a sword, arrows, and bombs against cartoonish fantasy creatures such as giant spiders and skeletons. There’s no blood, gore, or graphic content. Link’s a traditional hero, helping those in need, using his wits to solve puzzles, and defending himself from aggressive monsters. Figuring out what to do next can be a bit tricky in some areas, but kids may take away the lesson that perseverance pays off, and learn to approach problems as fun puzzles to be solved. The dungeon maker missions could inspire creativity and an interest in game design. Players can also use amiibo that are sold separately to unlock additional content.

What do you do when your kids mess up? Do you tell them to give up and forget about accomplishing anything? Of course not. Failure breeds success; every parent knows that. When it comes to managing devices and limiting screen time, we parents need to take our own advice. According to Common Sense Media’s latest research, “The New Normal: Parent, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States,” we’re slipping. The study polled 1,000 parents and teens to determine the impact of devices on family time, relationships, and sleep. Compared with a similar study conducted in 2016, parents say they spend too much time on their devices, are more distracted, and don’t always model healthy digital habits. But if we embrace the kind of learn-from-your-mistakes attitude we try to instill in our kids, we can do a lot better.

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The Independent Record is frequently looking for a few good, responsible people who want to earn extra money making newspaper deliveries. Taki…

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