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Help Reset Your Child's Internal Clock before School Starts

By Patti Teel

I have fond memories of my children excitedly preparing for each new school year. With a brand new pair of tennis shoes and backpack, they looked forward to the new school year with both eager anticipation and trepidation. While buying our children new school supplies may help tip the scale towards eager
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Back to School Stresses: 4 Tips to Conquer Them

By Anh Vazquez

As we drop our children at their classrooms, or watch them hop on the bus, or out of our minivans, thoughts race through our minds… will they eat a healthy lunch, did we spend enough time on their homework… are they making friends.. are we budgeting/saving enough for their future education… and
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Back-to-School Shopping

By JustMommies staff

The back to school rush is one of the most hectic and stressful times of year for parents. As most are pressed for time and attempting to stick to a budget, all the back-to-school shopping expenses and tasks (clothes, new shoes, school supplies etc.) can seem overwhelming, especially when you have a
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Back to School Brain Boosters

By Kymythy R. Schultze

When your child’s verbal loop switches from “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” to “I don’t wanna go to school!” you know the time has come to do your parental duty and properly prepare them for another academic year. You’ll buy them notebooks, backpacks, pencils and books. But, are
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First Day of School Survival Guide

By JustMommies staff

After a long lazy summer of staying up later and sleeping in longer-it will soon be time to return to the routine of going back to school. The first day of school makes most children feel a variety of different emotions. They are excited to see their friends, nervous about how the day is going to go,
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Handling Homework

By Patti Teel

Excerpt from The Floppy Sleep Game Book, by Patti Teel Limited amounts of homework in the primary grades may be beneficial; however, it should not be excessive, especially in the lower grades. The amount of homework assigned varies greatly from school to school and from teacher to teacher. As a rule
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Helping Students Cope with Test Anxiety

By Henry L Harris

Anxiety is a basic human emotion consisting of fear and uncertainty that typically appears when an individual perceives an event as being a threat to the ego or self-esteem (Sarason, 1988). In some instances, such as avoiding dangerous situations, anxiety can be helpful. However when taken to extremes,
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How to handle parent/teacher disagreements

By JustMommies staff

What do you do when you and your child’s teacher disagree? Perhaps you don’t see eye to eye on the methods your child is being taught or evaluated with. Or maybe you feel like your child is being treated unfairly. What about homework? Do you feel that your child is being given too much homework or
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Is Your Child Gifted?

By JustMommies staff

It’s natural for all parents to take pride in their young children’s accomplishments – refrigerators in homes everywhere are covered with evidence of their creativity. Sometimes, though, children’s achievements or behavior seem so outstanding that parents wonder if they are gifted. Of course
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Kids and Homework – How Much Helping is Too Much?

By JustMommies staff

Just about everyone agrees that kids these days are being given a lot of homework, sometimes starting as early as kindergarten. It’s a parent’s natural impulse to want to help, both to offer assistance in learning and to free up more time you can spend as a family. It’s important for parents to
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