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How to Beat Back-To-School Clutter

In the back-to-school rush, parents’ best intentions may be buried under kids’ backpacks, homework assignments and missives from administrators. The best offense against back-to-school overwhelm is a strong zone defense at home. With this three-zone approach to organization, your family can keep everything under control this year.

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The Happiest Kid in the Cafeteria - Better School Lunches all Week Long


Eating meals together at home is important for families, but don’t underestimate the importance of the meal you send to school with your child each day. In the same way that it is important to sit down and break bread with our family, kids sit down at school and do the same with peers of their choosing.

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Positively Peaceful Mornings - How to Avoid the Back-To-School Morning Rush

Stop that! Be quiet! Quit playing at the table and eat your breakfast! Behave! Hurry up; you'll be late! How many times do I have to tell you, prepare your backpack before you go to bed!

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A+ Parent-Teacher Conferences

With the end of the school year approaching, it is time to schedule year-end parent-teacher conferences. Parents are separated into different groups when it comes to these meetings. Some parents love the chance to spend time with their child’s teacher, talking about what is going well and brainstorming solutions to challenges. Others, though, become intimidated, feeling perhaps, like children themselves as they sit in the too-small chairs.

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