popular topics in preparing for back to school

  • Is homeschooling right for you/
    Benefits of Homeschooling
    Is Homeschooling Right For You?
    Homeschooling has become a popular alternative option for students, and parents choose to homeschool their kids for a wide variety of reasons. Whether for religious reasons, a want for more in-depth learning opportunities, or to provide your chil...
  • gadgets for adhd and autism
    ADHD
    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
  • School and Learning
    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 ...
  • 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
  • Family routine eating breakfast in kitchen
    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
  • 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
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • 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
  • 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
  • gadgets for adhd and autism
    ADHD
    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
  • 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. ...
  • school resolution, kids on the first day
    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
  • 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...
  • Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work For Your Family
    Choosing a Preschool
    Waldorf or Montessori: Which Education Will Work for Your Family
    So, you've decided to look into an alternative school for your children, but you're not sure about whether Waldorf or Montessori schools fit your family's style. You're not alone. Many parents choose one of these schools without fully understandi...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • 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...