As the kids gear up to head back-to-school we thought we would share some of our past articles, to help you get the new school off to a smooth start.
We hope this helps you get your kids ready for back to school and on their way to a happy, healthy and successful school year!
With the first day of school just around the corner, JoAnn Schauf shares her simple plan for your tween and you to the transition back to school as easy as it is smooth.
Sometimes in the rush to get all the school supplies and new clothes, we might lose sight of some other things we should be doing as the kids head back to school. Debi Smith-Racanelli shares her top 5 things parents of tween girls should be doing.
A quick list of 5 things to do before the kids head back to school. How many have you already done?
Videos for kids and parents from parenting educator and coach Laurel Crossley to help your kids ease their anxieties with going back-to-school.
A video from Laurel Crossley, filled with practical and helpful tips to support parents who are stressed out with the transition back-to-school.
As if the teenage years weren’t bad enough, kids are faced with the daunting challenge of leaving an environment they know well and getting tossed into the big, scary world that is High School. If your child is starting high school this year, Jo-Anne Craine has some helpful tips for you.
As the new school year gets underway, middle schoolers may find themselves dealing with new or intensified social rules. Debi Smith-Racanelli shares some do’s and don’ts for conversations with your tween about tricky social issues.
If your kids have some free time before school starts, these duct tape projects from Crafty Richela will help them get back-to-school ready.
From writing utensils and notebooks to locker decorations and accessories, there’s no shortage of ways to create unique and stylish school supplies with washi tape. Here are 10 fun ideas for kids as they head back to school.
Organizing guru Leslie Josel shares five sure fire organizational tips for starting off the school year on the right track.
Now is a good time for parents to take time to discuss safety tips as kids head back to school. For tweens, this is especially important as this is often the time they become more independent as they start walking to school and staying home alone.
We all know a good night’s sleep is essential for kids, and after a long summer of late nights and sleeping in this can be easier said than done with tweens. Sleep consultant Alanna McGinn has some helpful advice to share about tweens and sleep.
There is nothing worse than taking the time to make and pack healthy snacks and lunches for your kids only to have then return half eaten or not eaten at all. Denise Livotti shares her tips on how to make your kids love their healthy lunches.
How do you teach your kids about the importance of healthy eating and set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits when other kids mock them? Deb Lowther shares her thoughts.
Need some healthy and quick options for snacks during or after school? These energy bite recipes are quick and easy to make.
The return to school means parents will soon be asked to help fundraise for their kids’ school or sports teams. Lisa Evans shares 5 easy ways that stressed-out parents will appreciate.
Because you have better things to do than try to figure out how to help your kids with their math homework, there a free online resource for Ontario students in grades 7-10.
Barbara Dianis shares her tips for parents of kids with ADHD and learning disabilities to help them succeed this school year.
The return to school results in increased stress and anxiety for many kids. Laurel Crossley shares her tips for recognizing signs of stress and anxiety in tweens and ways to help.
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Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)