Back to School 2011

15 Stories • Available May 2011
Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure

The first time you hold your child in your arms, you make promises to love, protect and always be there to guide him or her. Then reality intrudes. Unfortunately for us and fortunately for them, t

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School Schedule

School Schedule

With summer winding down, parents can help their children banish the back-to-school blues by taking a few simple steps to smooth the transition. Adjusting to a new routine may take a few weeks or

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Work And School

Work And School

In most states, the legal age to get a job is 14, but that doesn't mean every 14-year-old should start filling out applications. Whether your teenager should get a job depends on the maturity of yo

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Now Entering A School Zone

Now Entering A School Zone

The school bags are packed and waiting by the door. The sunburns are fading, and the air is getting crisper. No doubt about it, it's back-to-school time! Maybe you've purchased the uniforms or new

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Classroom Pets

Classroom Pets

Any parent who has had the "pleasure" of taking care of the classroom hamster, gerbil or snake over a school break may wonder what the benefits of having a classroom pet are. Do kids really learn a

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Academic Help

Academic Help

With a new school year getting under way, chances are you and your child have created some special September resolutions that involve maintaining healthy homework habits and getting great grades.

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The Computer

The Computer

With the onslaught of students opting for online research and leaving the reference books to collect dust on the library shelves, many parents are left to wonder: Do computers limit students by mak

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Get Textbooks For Less

Get Textbooks For Less

Most parents know about and are concerned with the rising cost of college tuition, but many are caught off guard by the increasing cost of textbooks. Both The College Board and SimpleTuition calcul

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The Parent-teacher Conference

The Parent-teacher Conference

The parent-teacher meeting is one of the greatest tools parents and teachers have to ensure a student's success. Children spend a great percentage of their days in school, so it's important for par

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Locker Essentials

Locker Essentials

Your child's locker is his or her personal space, stocked with all of the essentials for schooling, personal care and extracurricular activity supplies. Just as a home functions better when it's or

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The Best Apps For Students

The Best Apps For Students

There are many apps for smartphones, electronic tablets and other gadgets that can give your child an edge at school, as well as with his or her extracurriculars and social life. Here are some of t

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Helping With Homework

Helping With Homework

As a parent, you want to help and protect your child, but when it comes to kids' homework, the experts agree that too much help can actually hurt your child. According to a recent Shine survey, th

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Get Involved

Get Involved

Volunteering at your child's school brings about a wide range of benefits. According to the National Institute of Education, "effective parent involvement correlates with students' earning higher g

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Parent Protest

Parent Protest

When your child's school announces a new policy, it can be a breeze or it can be a battle. As the parent of a child attending school, you have the right to speak up for or against new school polici

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Food Allergies

Food Allergies

For kids with severe food allergies, navigating the back-to-school blitz of new teachers, new friends, classroom parties and after-school athletics can be quite a challenge, but with the right game

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Back To School Facts 1

Back To School Facts 1

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Back To School Facts 2

Back To School Facts 2

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Back To School Facts

Back To School Facts

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