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Parents and kids alike have a lot of mixed emotions about the impending school year. And while it’s typical for everyone to be a little nervous about getting back to it, this year may be particularly rough. Many children have › Continue Reading

It’s that time of year again – kids are heading back to school and carting their many supplies to and fro. When used correctly, backpacks are the safest and most efficient way to carry something heavy and distribute the weight › Continue Reading

Breakfast: It Really Is Important When kids head back to school it becomes harder and harder to find time to get them to eat a healthy breakfast. Many kids want to use every last minute of the morning to sleep › Continue Reading

Kids will be heading back to school before we know it! Whether your child is excited about the new year or dreading it, this period of time is always an adjustment. So how can parents help their children get mentally prepared › Continue Reading

The back-to-school chatter has begun. School supply ads are all over the place. Notebooks and pens are taking over the seasonal aisle, pushing beach towels and water balloons aside to the clearance rack. As much as some of us would › Continue Reading

Now that children are back to school, it is important for families to practice proper hand-washing. According to Beverly Connelly, MD, hand-washing is the best way to prevent many infections. Parents should set a good hand-washing example, make sure their › Continue Reading

It’s back-to-school season and, for parents, that means crossing items off your school prep checklist. Once you’ve had a chance to mentally prepare your child for school and just before snapping that adorable “first day” photo, reserve time to have › Continue Reading

It is never too early to start talking with and listening to your child about the upcoming school year, according to Amie Duncan, Ph.D., Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s. “It is important that parents listen to and › Continue Reading

Before they even get to school, children are at risk of injury just getting on and off the school bus. Inattentive drivers, horseplay, unsafe street crossing and even clothing issues can all contribute to the problem, according to Susan Laurence, injury › Continue Reading

One of the best ways to jump-start a successful school day is to provide children with a nutritious morning meal, according to an expert from Cincinnati Children’s. Debby Boutwell, a clinical dietitian in the division of nutrition therapy at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

The first day of school is right around the corner – if you missed it earlier this week, we shared a handy checklist for getting back-to-school ready.  Some kids dread going back to school, some welcome it and some might feel › Continue Reading