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Back to School Tips

5 Nutritionist-Approved Back-To-School Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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
IM5

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.

IM5: Boy Band Gives Tips On Getting Ahead In School

IM5 | Posted 12.05.2012 | Teen
IM5

In their last video, the group discussed their tips for back-to-school, and now they're back with advice for making this school year your best ever.

4 Back-to-School Brain Boosters

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Sleep is essential for students to achieve their academic potential. Not only does a good night sleep prepare us for an active day of learning, it is during sleep that memories are reinforced and learning is consolidated.

My Daughter Is Going Back To School... So What Am I Going To Wear?

Christina Anderson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Style
Christina Anderson

This week, my five-year-old daughter starts kindergarten. But the big question on my mind is, with a new school full of unfamiliar teachers and parents, what am I going to wear?

5 Ways Divorcing Parents Can Help Their School-Age Kids

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

If you and spouse decided to divorce at some point during the summer, have you considered what the upcoming school year will be like for your kids?

They're Ba-a-a-a-ck!: Students Have Returned... Have You?

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

There's a whole big world out there off-campus. But we student affairs professionals can easily fall into the trap of myopically only seeing the residence halls and campus centers before us.

7 Healthy Back-To-School Lunch Recipes For The Whole Family

Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

The back to school season is the perfect opportunity to make a new (school) year resolution to eating healthier away from home, whether that's in the ...

How to Go Back to School Without Anxiety: A Q and A with Dr. Tamar Chansky

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Summer is quickly drawing to a close and as you gather your back to school supplies, don't forget to equip your child with some good tips for making it a great, anxiety-free transition.