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  • back to school preschool tips
    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
  • 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
  • First Grade Back to School Activity Guide
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    First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
    Print off this guide of fun and educational activities that will help prepare over the summer for the first-grade school year. Included you'll find book suggestions for improving reading skills, grammar worksheets, lessons for community in...
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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
  • 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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    Second Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
    This printable guide of fun and educational activities will help prepare over the summer for the second-grade school year. There are suggestions for books to enjoy over the summer, reading and language arts skill-builders, arithmetic and money-...
  • 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
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    12 School Year Resolutions: Printable List
    These back-to-school resolutions can help streamline your family's busy life for the best school year yet. Hang this list on your fridge to keep you and your children focused and stress-free from September to June. ...
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    Preparing for Back to School
    12 New School Year Resolutions
    Does every school year feel like a blurry whirlwind of stuffing backpacks, dragging kids out of bed, and racing out the door, only to return home later with the same frenzied rush through dinner, homework, and bedtime? This year, make these 12 re...
    Erin Dower
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    Preparing for Back to School
    Nom Nom Nom! Top 10 Healthy, Nut-Free Snacks for School
    Are you stumped for snack ideas because your child can't eat nuts — or can't bring nuts to school due to a classmate's peanut allergy? Besides fresh fruit and veggies, learn some other easy, packable, healthy snacks that kids can bring to schoo...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for Back to School
    Packing Healthy Lunches
    */ You bought the new book bag, got all new clothes and found the perfect lunch bag for back to school. So now, what are you going to put in the lunch bag? Lunches are an opportunity to teach your kids about nutrition. It is the first meal wher...
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for Back to School
    Getting Kids to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
    */ If you are a parent, you know how difficult it is to get your child to eat one serving of fruits or vegetables, let alone fill half of their plates with them, such as the nutrition education tool MyPlate recommends. A study conducted by Ohio...
  • Healthy nut free school snack, Horizon organic string cheese
    Preparing for Back to School
    Nom Nom Nom! Top 10 Healthy, Nut-Free Snacks for School
    Are you stumped for snack ideas because your child can't eat nuts — or can't bring nuts to school due to a classmate's peanut allergy? Besides fresh fruit and veggies, learn some other easy, packable, healthy snacks that kids can bring to schoo...
    Erin Dower
  • Math Printables
    Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
    Print this guide of fun and educational activities to help prepare during the summer for the fourth-grade school year. Included in the packet are suggestions for summer reading, practice alphabetizing, journal topics, a worksheet for building a ...
  • Preparing for Back to School
    10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
    Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! Whether your child has a peanut or nut allergy himself or his school has banned nut products because of widespread allergies, you can find some creative and safe options that kids will love munching ...
    Erin Dower
  • Preparing for Back to School
    10 Easy Ideas for Better Bag Lunches
    Kids get bored with the same old sandwiches from September through June. Using cookie cutters to make sandwiches in cute shapes can only take you so far. Find some new lunch ideas that will make your child ravenous and his classmates envious! ...
    Erin Dower
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    Back-To-School Anxiety
    Back to School: 10 Tips for a Smooth Start
    Back to school is a major milestone in your child's life, so it's normal for him to have some first day jitters. These tips can help calm your child's nerves, and make the transition from home to school a little easier, leaving him with a feeling...
    Lindsay Hutton