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Pediatric Associates

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Shift workers and people working long hours are at risk for driving drowsy. People who work night shifts, rotating shifts, double shifts or work more than one job have a six-fold increase in drowsy driving crashes.

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We have Flu vaccine clinics during the week and Saturdays. Please call the office at 943-4279 to schedule an appointment. Thank you!


Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to noon.

864-943-4279; Pediatric Associates, 410 Epting Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Your child's success in school is directly influenced by how involved you are as the parent or caregiver.  When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school.  And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school -- and the schools they go to are better.  Three kinds of parental involvement at home are consistently associates with higher student achievement:  actively organizing and monitoring a child's time, helping with homework and discussing school matters.  The earlier a parent involvement begins in a child's educational process, the more powerful the effects.

Positive results of parental involvement include improved student achievement, reduced absenteeism, improved behavior, and restored confidence among parents in their children's schooling.  Involvement in your child's education can mean: 

Reading to your child;

Checking homework every night;

Discussing your children's progress with teachers;

Voting in school board elections;

Helping your school to set challenging academic standards;

Limiting TV viewing on school nights;

Becoming an advocate for better education in your community and state. 

Or, it can be as simple as asking your children, "How was school today?"  But ask every day.  That will send your children the clear message that their schoolwork is important to you and you expect them to learn.  Some parents and families are able to be involved in their child's education in many ways.  Others may only have time for one or two activities.  Whatever your level of involvement, do it consistently and stick with it because you will make an important difference in your child's life.