School bells will soon be ringing, and while that means no more sleeping in or lazy days at the pool, welcoming structure and routine back into family life helps get kids who are reluctant to return to school more motivated to go. With a positive attitude and a few back to school tips, even reluctant school goers can start the school year off right. […]
Back-to-school time means it’s back to being busy before, during and after school, so it’s time for parents and kids to create new routines. From early wakeup calls to shuttling kids to school and activities, ease the morning mayhem by incorporating a simple meal-planning strategy.
As a parent, look for fresh, make-ahead options your kids will enjoy. Serve up lunchbox love by mixing up the classic […]
Mead is introducing their very first line of affordable, quality personal laminators for use in the classroom and home. Check out the Mead® 9.5” HeatSeal® Pro Thermal Laminator (also available in 12.5” size). So many great uses from crafts to calendars to preserving your child’s artwork and other mementos. Features of this new line include: Warms up in as little as 3 minutes so you can […]
BY SANDI SCHWARTZ
We all want to help our children succeed, and often wonder if we are doing too much or too little. We may think we are guiding them, but might actually be pressuring our kids too much and making them feel as if they are not good enough. Unfortunately, this can lead to stress and anxiety for our children, even at a very young age.
To avoid […]
2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
August 5 through August 7!
This holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of:
• Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
• Certain school supplies selling for […]
by Christa Melnyk Hines
“What are you doing?!” I say to my son. “I told you five minutes ago to get dressed. We are leaving for your baseball game!” Even in my apparent state of frustration, my 6-year-old refuses to be rushed along as he reluctantly tosses his toy plane onto the floor and slowly begins pulling one sock […]
By: Samantha G. Clark
We send our children off to school in their newly purchased sneakers, backpacks filled with school supplies and hopefully- lunch money. But if your children are like mine, and insist that you pack them a different lunch and snack every day of the week, then your choices are minimal and become redundant towards the end of the first month. You’ve been pinning every creative sandwich there is on Pinterest, but have […]
By Shahar Pasch
For most families, the beginning of the new school year brings hope. Hope for new friends, inspiring teachers and exciting new experiences. There are some families, though, who also experience a feeling of dread about the new school year. For children who struggle in school, either academically or emotionally, facing another year of seemingly insurmountable challenges brings a fresh wave of anxiety. As parents, we […]