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The nagging, the battles, the lost papers—do you dread school work as much as the kids do? Here's how to help them hit the books and develop good study habits
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These study space essentials—children's desks, chairs, lamps and more—will get your kid in the homework frame of mind
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These back-to-school tools rule! Stock up now and watch 'em beg to do their homework in September.
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Fuel up for a big day with these healthy, yummy breakfast snacks, perfect for a mid-morning energy boost
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Fun, smart ways to help your kid study effectively for reading, spelling, math, science and social studies tests
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These bite-sized snacks and meals are perfect for picky eaters. From Annabel Karmel's Top 100 Finger Foods
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Create healthy lunches fast with fruits, veggies and other key ingredients.
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A guide to understanding signs of preschool readiness
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No more peanut butter & jelly—schools are banning nuts in school lunches. Here are 15 nut-free recipes for snacks and lunches your kids will devour.
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Quick, handheld snacks that your kids can eat on the way to school.
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Here's how to make the a.m. less hectic and get everyone out of the door on time
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Here's a step-by-step photo guide to making a sealed sandwich to be used in our 20 easy bento box lunch ideas.
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From summer prep to goodbye rituals, find out how you can make things less stressful on the first day of school.
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A general overview of what's being taught in public schools today, kindergarten through sixth grade. Plus, find out what else you need to get your kids ready for school
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From notebooks and binders to backpacks and lunch totes, our guide to the hottest new gear around for heading back to school in style.
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Research shows that parent volunteers make a difference in closing the early childhood literacy gap
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Researchers, educators and parents are realizing that not only is exercise good for kids—it is crucial. Find out why.
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Lunch tray picks that are actually healthy and nutritional for kids
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To save her kids and her sanity, one chronically late parent reforms her family and ditches tardiness for good
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How to prevent end-of-the-day insanity
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The homework guide that will help your child do better in school and make nightly assignments a breeze for the whole family
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Get everything you need by shopping smarter, or not at all!
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End-of-summer tricks guaranteed to make the first day at the bus stop less stressful
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Why tweens experience school-related stress, and how to help
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Is it the teacher—or is it your kid? How to find out why your child's unhappy at school

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