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When the kids come home from school, they are usually starving.  Rather than feed them sugary or fatty snacks, I usually try to give them something moderately healthy that will fill them up until dinner time. 

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Depending upon where you live, your children may be back in school, or they may be starting school tomorrow.  At any rate, it’s never to late to encourage your child to make this the best school year ever. (more…)

In the United States, the “unofficial” end of summer occurs on Labor Day weekend, the holiday weekend that usually happens on the first weekend of September.  This event usually is followed by the start of school the week following the holiday weekend. After the start of school, the weather begins to turn a little bit colder, and it’s obvious that summer has ended.

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For many autistic children, the start of school can be a challenge.  Most autistic children don’t do well with a change in routine, and the start of school is a huge change.  Here are some tips that can help make the start of school a little less daunting for your autistic child. 

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One of the things I most dislike about the start of school is the mounds of paperwork that accompany the event.  When you multiply lots of kids and lots of paperwork, it can become overwhelming to keep everything in order.  The bottom line is that you need a way to make sure papers get signed, important dates get recorded, etc.

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I remember when a school lunch cost 50 cents!  I am dating myself, but during the 1970’s and for most of the 1980’s in our rural area in America, that was what lunch cost.  I had to purchase my lunch at school every day simply because it was a “good deal”. I suppose it was.

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It’s no surprise that most kids are NOT looking forward to the start of school, unlike most parents.  What do you do to help your child begin to associate the beginning of school with positive events?  There are many things. (more…)

Dear “And You Will Have Kids”:

We are moving again because of my husband’s job.  The kids are not thrilled about starting school again as “the new kids” and I can’t say I blame them. 

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It’s time to start shopping for “back to school” items.  Getting your children ready to go back to school can be a costly prospect.  There are some things you can do to minimize costs, however. (more…)

Dear “And You Will Have Kids”:

It’s only the beginning of August and my son is already anxious about going back to school.  There are no major changes in his school situation: he’ll be in the same school as last year and he’ll probably have many of the same classmates.  I’m at a loss as to how to help him.

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The last day and the first day of school are special events in a child’s life.  Although your child’s teacher may have special activities planned, you may want to plan a special celebration for your child as well. (more…)

During the summer months, it’s difficult to motivate most children to do any activities which are even remotely educational.  It is important, however, to  make sure that your children continue to practice their reading skills over the summer.

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Dear “And You Will Have Kids”:

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As the end of school approaches, experienced parents know to expect an almost never ending assortment of events, parties, and other school functions.  For many of these events, parents are asked to contribute baked goods or other treats.

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Getting regular dental care for your kids is important.  However, visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for both adults and kids alike, especially if you’ve had a bad dental experience.  That’s why it’s so important to find a kid friendly dentist for your kids!

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