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  1. Toddler & Child
    Teachers have made headlines this past year, participating in walk-outs and organizing social media campaigns drawing attention to dire working and school conditions throughout the U.S. A student's success often depends on cultivating a positive teacher-student-parent relationship. As the...
  2. Toddler & Child
    It's back-to-school time, and along with shiny new shoes and lunchboxes often comes anxiety for our children as they enter new routines with new people. What can we do to help ease the back-to-school anxiety so many of our children face this new school year? I was an anxious child, and I'm...
  3. Family Life
    Back-to-school shopping can cost big bucks, particularly if there's more than one student in your household. Here's how families can save money (and the planet) on back-to-school shopping. It's that time of year - where it seems like we don't know where the summer went, and we are already...
  4. Toddler & Child
    Shopping for school supplies can seem overwhelming. I mean what teacher actually needs 264 glue sticks? Really, 264 glue sticks for one class? Isn't that excessive? Nope. Every teacher needs those supplies. School supply lists in general have been receiving blowback on social media the...
  5. Toddler & Child
    I took my child to meet her new teacher this year, and after our meet-and-greet, I realized that I still owe a big thank you my daughter's teacher from last year. Mrs. Schuetz, I dedicate this post to you, and to all the amazing teachers that help shape our children into better, more confident...
  6. Family Life
    It's hard to believe, but summer fun is winding down and school routines are kicking into high gear! Want to make back-to-school the best ever? Start some traditions that will have both you and your children ready to take on the new year! I'm one of those moms. I'm sort of weepy when he's gone...
  7. Toddler & Child
    Starting a new school year is a transitional time for the whole family. It can be exciting and joyful for some, but it can also trigger feelings of nervousness and apprehension (for both kids and parents). As a kindergarten teacher and mother of four school-aged children, I understand the range...
  8. Opinion
    Back-to-school can also mean back-to-school jitters for many children. It's not unusual to hear, "But I don't want to go to school!" at this time of year. Here are some ways to help make the transition back into 'school' a smooth one. It's almost like a rite of passage...enjoying all the fun of...
  9. Toddler & Child
    Back-to-school often means new book bags filled to the brim. How can we make sure that our back-pack-carrying children are not doing damage to their spines as they tote all their belongings around? Experts offer suggestions and tips for keeping their spines in tip-top shape! Spine surgeons...
  10. Toddler & Child
    Teachers have chosen to dedicate their professional lives to equipping our kids with the tools and skills to succeed in life. But, despite the hours every week that they spend with our children, teachers and parents are like two ships in the night, only meeting occasionally to discuss report...
  11. Family Life
    It's not just children who have anxiety before going back to school. A recent poll found that parents also worry about their children's return to school, with fears of bullying and cyber bullying topping their concerns. It's normal for children to have first-day jitters when it comes to going...
  12. Toddler & Child
    The kids are going back to school, and the supply lists seem to be ever-growing. One news team out of Denver had a few opinions about those school lists, and have ignited a fire of responses on their social media page. I know, I know. The back-to-school list can seem daunting. When my son...
  13. Toddler & Child
    Is it me, or does time seem to just keep going faster? Some students are back to school already, and others are soon to be back to their teachers and books... even though it feels like we're still in the deep embrace of summertime! In my day [best stated in crochety, old-lady voice], we were...
  14. Family Life
    Looking for eco-friendly solutions for school shopping this year? We've created six easy to use guides that break down some of the best green options for back to school basics. From easy to find brands who are making an eco effort to more unique, stylish and sustainable supplies that you would...
  15. Toddler & Child
    by Sarah Juliusson of www.MamaRenew.ca - Find Mama Renew on Facebook & Twitter It's that classic final week of summer and I have to say, I'm ready for school to begin again. Call me a grouch if you need to, but this readiness has nothing to do with my Love of summer, my joy at having our...
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