Back to School

Back to school time. Here's everything you need to know to help your child get classroom ready. Pick the right supplies, transition back into the classroom, and gear up for a great year.

The Best Questions to Ask Your Child's Teacher at the Start of Every School Year

Children spend more weekday hours in the classroom than they do at home. Knowing the answers to these questions will help maximize your child's education and help them develop in an age-appropriate manner.
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8 Ways to Make the Most of Your School's Open House

Back to school open house events can be so informative. Here's how to get the most out of the experience according to teachers.
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Bulletproof Backpacks Are Selling Out This Back-to-School Season, But Should You Buy One?

On shopping excursions to gear kids up with a year's worth of pencils, notebooks, and folders, many parents are opting to pack them all in an armored backpack.
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8 DIY School Supplies

Nothing drums up motivation for homework like a fanciful folder to keep things organized! Decorate all your kids’ classroom gear with these easy, on-trend DIY projects.
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Hack Your Home for a Smarter School Year

These tips and tricks can streamline your home for back-to-school season.
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21 Teacher-Mom Hacks for an Easier School Year

Conquer first-day fears with strategies from teachers who have young kids themselves. Plus: Score advice on back-to-school clothes shopping, friend making, and more.
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More Back to School

The Smart Way to Talk to Teachers

She may not have great news -- schoolwork struggles? behavior blunders? -- but we've got savvy strategies to fix the problem.
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10 Types of Parents That Teachers Secretly Hate

Most parents are fantastic, but a few always make teachers dream of next summer before the year even begins.
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5 Things Co-Parenting Families Can Do to Make Back-to-School Season Easier

It's important for co-parenting families to streamline communication and establish the kids' schedule ahead of a busy school year. Family law experts share practical tips to help parents start the school year on the same page.