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  • The Best Backpacks
    Back to School
    The Best Backpacks for Kids for Back to School
    Editor's Note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. That means if you buy a product via the link on our site, we get a little bit of money. However, these recommendations are based on current trends and the quality of the brand. Unli...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • How to talk to your kids about going back to school in Fall 2020
    Coronavirus Resource Center
    How to Talk to Your Kids About the Upcoming School Year
    This summer parents have been waiting anxiously for their school districts to release reopening plans. Afterall, until we know what school will look like, we can’t help our children get ready! It’s hard to plan when you don’t know what you ...
    Julie Mason
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    8 Printable Thank-You Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week
    Give any of these printable thank-you cards during Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) or anytime during the school year when you and your child want to express your gratitude for a job well done! The cards go great with any of...
  • mom packing family into minivan
    Family Life
    What to Keep in Your Car for Max Efficiency This School Year
    As soon as the school year starts up, your car will once again take on the role of taxi to and from school, appointments, activities, etc. Some days it likely feels as though you are spending more time in the car than anywhere else! These items a...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • kids at school wearing backpacks
    School and Learning
    The 8 Backpack Essentials Every Kid Needs This School Year
    There is a buzz in the air as the anticipation of a new school year draws closer. A clean slate and the promise of new beginnings mingling with the excitement of gathering with friends and sharing stories of the summer. A great way to foster this...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • teacher in classroom with kids
    School and Learning
    What Teachers Want Parents to Know About the First Week of School
    Back to school time is quickly approaching. You’re probably stocking up on backpacks, pencils, and other school supplies for your children. In just a few short weeks, you will be turning them over to a teacher who will spend more hours each wee...
    Tara Dusko
  • Breakfast
    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
  • mom asking daughter questions about school
    School and Learning
    5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids The First Week of School
    The time has come to bid farewell to summer and get back into the swing of things with a brand new school year. A mix of emotions surrounding the start of the new year are sure to surface, and as a parent, checking in with your child is imperativ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • child anxious about school
    School and Learning
    5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School
    Do you have a little one who is anxious about going back to school? First day jitters are common and completely normal. Every parent wants to smooth things over and comfort their children, but choose your words wisely.  More: 8 Calming Phrases ...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • dad dropping kids off at school
    School and Learning
    3 Tips for a Stress-Free School Morning Routine
    Back-to-school season is upon us. If anyone else is wondering where summer went, I totally get it. Seems like just yesterday we were making our summer bucket list and checking it twice, now we are crossing off items on our back-to-school list. Si...
    Brittany McCabe
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
    While there's no perfect formula that determines when children are truly ready for kindergarten, you can use this checklist below to see how well your child is doing in acquiring the skills found on most kindergarten checklists. Check the skill...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
  • Back-to-School Braids
    Back to School
    5 Back-to-School Braids That Won't Take All Morning
    With back-to-school season beginning, no doubt you're looking to simplify every aspect of the morning routine, including hairstyles. Braids and twists all over the place, but you don't waste time with complicated up-dos that will likely be down b...
    Erin Ollila
  • Target Back-to-School Must-Haves
    Back to School
    Target Is All About Back to School and We Have a Roundup of the Best Accessories
    Remember that old back-to-school ad? The one where the parents are frolicking down the aisles buying school supplies while the kids drag their feet behind, all to the tune of "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"?  Your kids may not be all...
  • Getting Organized for Back to School
    Back to School
    10 Tips to Get Your Kid Organized for Back to School
    Summer vacation is almost over. It's time to start thinking about getting organized for back to school. Here are 10 tips to get you started. To read the full article click here. ...
  • Get Organized for Back to School
    Getting Organized
    10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized for the New School Year
    Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." The Coordi...
    Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities
  • Dad
    Back to School
    Dad's Corner with Joe Larson: Starting Off the School Year Right
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    Joe Larson
  • What do kids really like about school?
    Back to School
    What do Kids REALLY Like About School?
    FamilyEducation asked a bunch of kids what they really like about school. Check out this hilarious video for some honest answers. ...
  • how to get involved in the PTA
    PTA and PTO
    How to Get Involved in the PTA
    If you've never been to a PTA meeting, it can be a little intimidating. A bunch of teachers and parents who all seem to know each other already, all working together to do… what exactly? Don't panic! The PTA is essential to your child's school'...
    Rebecca Desfosse