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Back to School Tips

Back to School Guide for New Middle School Parents!

Lora Bumatay | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Lora Bumatay

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is a big change, for the child AND parents! As an educator for over 20 years at the secondary level, let me give you some tips to make the transition easier.

In the Midst of Back to School... 7 Steps to Come Back to What Really Matters

Vanessa Loder | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

Anytime there is a lot of change going on, especially with those around you, it's helpful to ground yourself and refocus on your needs. Bringing some focus back on you is a powerful way to balance the changes and demands that are coming from the outside.

Back-To-School Tips For A Smooth Transition

Nadine Cheung | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents

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Mom Takes Back-To-School Prep To New Level In Funny Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents

Getting your kids ready to go back to school requires time and preparation, but sometimes parents go a little overboard.  Ilana Wi...

10 Ways College Students Can Save Money Before the First Day of School

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business

It's financial crunch time as the start of fall semester draws near. But, college students heading back to school this fall can plan ahead now and save big on the cost of college.

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.

Sound Sleep Advice For Back-To-School Season And Beyond

Laura Jana | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Jana

Treat sleep as a learned experience. As much as we'd like to think of sleep as natural, and the ability to do it well as an inborn skill, the fact of the matter is that many healthy sleep habits are learned. Which means that they often need to be encouraged, taught, and reinforced -- often on an ongoing basis.

5 Nutritionist-Approved Back-To-School Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist counseling families and children, here are some simple tips to get you and your family off to a healthy start.

The Right Questions to Ask to Help Kids Take Charge of Back-to-School Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

A better way. Instead of trying to talk your child out of their fears by rushing in with reassurances that aren't helping anyway, help your child come to these very good and reasonable conclusions you are offering, on their own steam, by flipping them around and asking the right questions.

One Step To Make Back-to-School Easier

Bernadette Noll | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

I know we're only in week one of school, and I have been known to wane on resolutions in the past, but I think this one's a keeper.

12 Things I Want My Brother To Know On His First Day Of High School

Taylor Trudon | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen
Taylor Trudon

"Cool" isn't doing what your friends are doing. "Cool" is being confident in where you stand. Never apologize for liking what you like. In the immortal words of Taylor Swift, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate." So you do you, dude.

5 Things Parents Need to Stop Doing This School Year

Dynamom | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents

Step away from the laptop, keyboard crusaders! Your kid is fine and their fully capable teacher will let you know if there's anything she feels you should be aware of in class that day.

Boost Your Child's Self-Confidence This Back-to-School Season

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

It is no secret that our childhood has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves as adults. And so, what better time to lay the groundwork for healthy self-esteem, self-talk and self-belief than during childhood?

These Teachers Are Spending Big Money On Back-To-School, And They're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Back-to-school time doesn't only mean big spending for students and parents, often, educators have to shell out money from their own paychecks to supp...

13 Back-To-School Hacks, Tips And Tricks For An Easy Transition Into Fall

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Here's the bad news: Back-to-school season is upon us. Camp bags filled with swimsuits and sunscreen give way to backpacks laden with books, and the c...

The Back to School Guide for Parents

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

We all get lots of back to school information -- reading lists, supply lists and names of new classmates -- but I realized that most parents don't get a guide to help them prep for the weeks leading into school.

Easy, Protein-Packed School Lunch Recipes

Stacie Billis | Posted 11.10.2013 | Taste
Stacie Billis

When you make either recipe, be sure to whip up a double batch: I guarantee you'll want these for your lunch, too!

Back to School: Skin Care Basics

Indie Lee | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

The stress of new beginnings and putting your best foot (and face) forward can cause breakouts. School is in session and today our lesson plan is what you can do to lower your chances of that first day breakout.

10 Things I'm Going to Do to Keep Back-to-School Sane

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

It's going to take some real good communication and intentions and calendar checks and coordinating (and did I say communication?) to keep it all cool, calm, collected and connected.

Disney Celebs Share Their Back-To-School Shopping Lists

Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen

It's that time of the year again. Yes, it's definitely a little sad that summer is over, but I get super excited when it's time to go back to school. ...

5 Things NOT To Stress About For Back-To-School

Posted 08.19.2013 | Teen

With summer winding down, it's totally natural to have the back-to-school jitters. After being out of school for three months, heading back to the cla...

How You Feel About Back-To-School, In Four Words

Posted 08.07.2013 | Teen

It's hard to believe back-to-school season is just weeks away. Actually, we don't want to believe it... and we're not alone in our dread. Yesterda...

What Is Your #1 Goal For The New School Year?

Posted 08.03.2013 | Teen

August is somehow already here (!!), which means back-to-school prep is right around the corner. So, we can't help but wonder: What do you want to do ...

Back-to-School Preparation Tips for Parents

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Children take their cue from their parents. If parents are calm, reassuring, optimistic and supportive, children will feel both confident and competent.

Boy Band IM5 Talk Teachers, School And Favorite Subjects

IM5 | Posted 12.17.2012 | Teen

In their last video, IM5 gave advice for making this school year your best ever, and now they're back to talk about how they would run school if they were teachers.