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Ways to save at back-to-school sales

August 22, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

As the lazy days of August dwindle and the first day of school looms on the horizon, parents everywhere are gearing up for the (often dreaded) back-to-school supplies shopping trip. Despite the fact that we know it’s coming each year – in fact, many elementary schools send home school supply lists with the year-end report […]

In busy-ness of back-to-school, don’t let family time fall through the cracks

August 22, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

A new school year means readjusting to a schedule that frequently includes lots of extracurricular activity, in addition to homework and responsibilities at home. While we want our children to be active, their happiness relies on another key ingredient: family time. Experts point to a number of reasons why family time is important. When parents […]

Seniors offer advice to freshman students

August 22, 2014 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The transition from middle school to high school can trigger a wide range of feelings – from excitement about increased independence and anxiety about social issues to stress about the workload and nervousness about just about everything else. No parent wants his or her child to be anxious about going to high school – or […]

Help for back-to-school anxiety

August 22, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Anxious feelings are normal and expected in times of transition, particularly with a change such as going back to school. For younger children, anxiety often revolves around separating from parents. For older children, it’s frequently about social situations such as fitting in, making new friends and personal performance in specific areas such as academics, music […]