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Cool School Lunches

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, www.FreshBaby.com

As 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

Arts Builds Smarts

By Christinna Chauncey

The Importance of Providing Funding for the Arts Our kids need to be exposed to the arts. It's as simple as that. Their futures depend up on it.  » Read more

What steps should I take to prepare my child for the beginning of the school year?

The start of the school year can stir anxieties for both child and parent – particularly if your child is attending school for the first time. There are ways to quell your child’s fears and make sure he’s well-prepared, whether he’s a an eager kindergartener or a more seasoned scholar. » Read more

Help Reset Your Child's Internal Clock before School Starts

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

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. » Read more

First Day of School Survival Guide

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. » Read more

Back to School Stresses: 4 Tips to Conquer Them

By Anh Vazquez, www.littlegrad.com

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 so on. » Read more

Back-to-School Shopping

The back to school rush is one of the most hectic and stressful times of year for parents. » Read more

Back to School Brain Boosters

By Kymythy R. Schultze, C.N., www.kymythy.com

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. » Read more

Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your Child the Alphabet

1. Make an Alphabet Book Make your own alphabet book with your kids. You can purchase a blank paper book at an educational supply store or you can make one with construction paper and a three-hole punch. Help your child make a page with each letter. You can have him write the letter or find the letter in an old magazine and cut it out. » Read more

Teaching Your Child to Write His Name

By Nancy Da Silva

When you think your little one is ready, it might be a good time to start turning those scribbles he makes on paper (and the wall when he thinks you’re not looking) into something a little more legible. » Read more