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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 Shopping

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

How can I best prepare my child for beginning preschool or family day care?

Beginning preschool or family day care are major steps for every child, and each of us worries that our child may be the one facing a rocky transition. I have been there, seen this scenario first hand. When my daughter Kyle started her first year of preschool, the three 20-year veteran teachers Rita, Kay, and Irene assured us parents that they had the transition down pat. » Read more