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  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 s...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
  • 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
  • parents pick the coolest back to school supplies & fashions with advice at familyeducation
    Supplies and Shopping
    Parents Pick the Coolest Back to School Supplies & Fashions With Advice at FamilyEducation
    Instead of wasting hours and hours wandering around the mall looking for school supplies, visit FamilyEducation to find out the coolest back to school clothing trends or the latest gadgets to help your kids in class. Although you could easily sp...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 5 Organizing Tips for Back to School
    Getting Organized
    5 Organizing Tips for Back to School
    The back to school whirlwind can cause chaos in even the most organized households. Between eating breakfast and packing book bags, making it out the door before the bus pulls away can be quite a challenge! This year, don't let yourself get stre...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • 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
  • how to transition to back to school schedule - boy going to school
    Back to School
    How to Transition to a Back to School Schedule
    When summer hits, your schedule goes out the window and kids can go to bed and wake whenever they please. But staying up late and sleeping until 10 isn't going to fly once the kids go back to school. Instead of jumping back into a school schedul...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • 5 Back to School Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time
    Preparing for Back to School
    5 Back to School Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead of Time
    Back to school means the lazy, relaxing weekday mornings of the summer are quickly replaced with hectic ones. Between making sure your kids brush their teeth, packing book bags, and getting yourself dressed, you actually have to make (and eat!) ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • back to school gadgets - apple with back to school sign
    Back to School
    5 Back-to-School Must Haves
    Starting the new school year can be very exciting at first. But it can also feel stressful for your child, and pretty soon they might start experiencing all the distractions and pressures that exists in the classroom. Before this happens, get...
    Kelly Sundstrom