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    5 Back-to-School Gadgets to Help Kids with ADHD and Autism
    It might seem hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to a close and, before you know it, your kids will start the new school year. If you have a child with autism or ADHD, going back-to-school usually means dealing with a lot of anxiety, d...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Activities and Crafts
    Crayon Color Wheel Craft
      Crayon Color Wheel Craft For this craft, you will need:   Materials: Bits of Crayons in an assortment of colors A clean, empty tuna can, or other shallow can Tongs   Directions: Remove the paper wrappers from the broken bits of Cray...
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    How To Get Your Kids In The Car For School
    We all have big plans to make the school days start off right. Then the actual mornings come, and, well—we all know what happens. Luckily there are some shortcuts we can take to make up for the speed bumps that can’t be missed. Here’s what ...
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    5 Easy Crockpot Recipes for Busy Moms
    When you're a mom on the go taking your kiddos to lessons, after-school classes, and sports, it can feel nearly impossible to prepare nourishing, homemade meals for your family on a regular basis. Well good news wondermom - utilizing that crockpo...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Backpacks
    10 Best Backpacks for Kids
    Most school supplies are disposable. Notebooks, pens, and pencils will have served their purpose before the first term is up. A backpack, on the other hand, is an investment. Your purchase should be based not on trends, but on quality. A good bac...
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    Preparing for Preschool
    Back to School Tips to help Prep for Preschool
    I'm feeling pretty nostalgic that my baby is going to preschool come September. My son and I have spent that past 3 years together, so going to school will be a big change for him. I'm excited for him to socialize with other toddlers, and I'm equ...
    Courtney Key
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    8 Effective Ways to Bully-Proof Your Child
    With the recent suicides of several bullied kids, and new anti-bullying laws taking effect in some states, parents are understandably concerned about their children being bullied. While there is no way to control what other children say or do to ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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    Staff Tips: 9 Morning Routine Hacks to Get Your Kids to the Bus Stop on Time
    It's 7:29am, the school bus is pulling up in front of your house, and your child has one shoe on, can't find the other one, her homework is still on the kitchen counter, and the contents of her backpack may or may not actually be what she needs t...
    Cara J. Stevens
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    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower
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    Time Management
    Best School Year Yet! 9 Organizational Tips and Tools for School Year Survival
    Between waking the kids up, fighting over outfits, making lunches, finding shoes, getting everyone to school and then to their after-school activities, supervising homework, and making dinner, a regular school day can leave parents feeling overwh...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Preparing for Kindergarten
    Starting Kindergarten: How to Prepare Your Child
    Starting Kindergarten: How to Prepare Your Child by Maya CohenIt's hard to predict how a child will handle separation on the first day of kindergarten. Some kids will cling to their mom in terror, while others will skip happily off without even ...
  • School Safety
    7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
    As a parent, sending your child to school, off into a world without you, can be an anxious time. Give yourself some peace of mind by following these safety tips to make sure she stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 12 Back-to-School Books for Kids of All Ages
    Back-To-School Anxiety
    12 Back-to-School Books for Kids of All Ages
    Starting the school year is a universally exciting and nerve-wracking time for kids (and their parents!). Whether your child is off to preschool, kindergarten, middle school, or any grade in between, find some classic and new back-to-school stori...
    Erin Dower
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    Back-to-School Checklist
    Don't forget a thing! Print off and follow this list to make sure your family is ready for back-to-school, and check each off as you go along. ...
  • Academic Achievements
    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower
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    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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    8 Breakfasts Kids Can "Cook" Themselves
    Even the littlest hands can help out in the kitchen, and involving your child in meal preparation is an important lesson in responsibility and self-sufficiency. With just a little prep ahead of time from you, these simple ideas allow your child t...
    Lindsay Hutton