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From getting to know the teacher to joining the PTA, here are some ways you can help your child succeed in school
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Tips for making your child's next class celebration a bash
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Nurture your pint-sized bookworms with some fun ways to encourage kids reading at home
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The best practices for creating a strong and effective relationship between teachers and parents 
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Tips for the best ways to fundraise successfully 
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New ideas for sandwiches, wraps, mini-pizzas and more tasty lunch recipes for kids. 
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Change up your kid's everyday lunch with these fun, healthy bento lunch box ideas. 
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Sarah Wu (aka Mrs. Q) famously wrote about eating her school's lunches for a year on her blog Fed Up with Lunch. Here, she dishes on what makes a healthy school lunch idea.
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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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