back to school
By David Swanson, Psy.D.Your kid wants to stay up late, avoid homework, hang out with friends, and watch TV and play video games. In short, your school-aged child wants to do everything but go to bed early and do schoolwork. What's more, he has lots of clever ways to wear you down and get his way. » Read more
By InhabitotsMost kids are headed back to school before month's end, and we're preparing for the new chapter with green supplies and savvy gear for making school lunches healthy and » Read more » Read more
We asked JM moms to send us their best back-to-school scrapbooking ideas. See how they captured their loved one’s big day at school.
By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and CoachParents and children alike often have mixed feelings as carefree summer ends and the fall academic year is launched with a bang. Those "school days, school days, good ole golden rule days" are back again, requiring more disciplined routines. » Read more
By Stephanie GallagherSay Goodbye to Ho-Hum Lunches with These Gourmet Treats They want something more exciting than bologna and cheese. You want them to have something more nutritious than a Pop-Tart. Is there any way to spice up the kids lunches that doesn’t require an hour of advance preparation? You bet! » Read more » Read more
By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, www.FreshBaby.comAs you know by now, all parents have a different idea of what is healthy food and what is not. For years, you have had the opportunity to hand select and monitor what your child eats for lunch. Now it is time to test their ability. It is only natural for your child's eyes to wander and notice, and be envious of, what the other kids are eating. » Read more » Read more
By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.comI 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. » Read more