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Back-to-school tips may help ease sensory overload in kids

Transitioning from summer to a new school year is hard for any kid, but it is particularly difficult for children who have trouble processing new sensations. More>>

Backpack safety tips for back to school

As the start of a new school year approaches, parents need to think about the comfort and safety of their children's backpacks, an expert says. More>>

How to help kids quell back-to-school jitters

Some children feel anxious about going back to school, but parents can help ease their fears, experts say. More>>

When school's out, weight can pile on

As the school year ends, many children feel they're gaining two months of freedom. But new research suggests many will gain something else: unwanted weight. More>>

Separation anxiety in children going to school

Separation anxiety that presents itself in children going to school is a regular part of childhood development for many kids. However, it can be very distressing to both the child and the parents. More>>

Stuttering may not cause emotional woes in preschoolers

Preschoolers who stutter typically do not suffer emotional or social problems because of it, and even tend to have stronger language skills than their peers, a new study suggests. More>>

Good nutrition can boost school performance

A healthy diet can help students excel in school, a registered dietitian says. More>>

Doctors' tips for backpack safety

If made well and used properly, backpacks are ideal for carrying school books and supplies, but they can be uncomfortable and even lead to injury if they're too heavy or if children don't wear them properly. More>>

Best sneakers for going back to school

There's arguably no other purchase that is more universal for back to school. But buy the wrong ones, and your kid will cry "not cool!"

12 useful online services and apps for students

The school year is about to begin, and parents across the country are getting kids ready with new school supplies, computers, tablets, and a few other must-haves. Before you send your student off to high school or even the far away world of college, you should sign up for these (or similar) services. More>>

10 best back-to-school shopping sites

Save time and reduce stress by buying back-to-school supplies and gear online. More>>

Turn your dorm room into a gamer den

When you move into a college dorm room, you accept certain limitations when it comes to your available living space. For gamers, that means you need to get a little creative in order to turn your room into the gamer cave you need to help you unwind between classes. More>>

Healthy eating, good night's sleep really do help kids learn

Backing what many parents already believe, experts say that healthy eating and good sleep habits can help youngsters do well at school. More>>

iPad, Nexus, and Note: Back to school tablets for students

High schoolers and college kids need tablets with good, pixel dense displays, speedy performance, and extras or accessories that will keep them productive both in class and at the library. More>>

Laptops 101: What's the best computer for your college major?

Back to school shopping for college students often requires a trip to the local computer store. Make sure you're armed with the right information before you pick up that new laptop.

'Engaged' teens more likely to stay in school

Keeping teens engaged in school helps reduce their risk of behavior problems, substance use and dropping out, according to a new study. More>>

8 best cars for teen drivers

Buying a car for your teen to drive to and from high school takes some thought. You might pick something sporty for yourself -- but you want something different for your kids. More>>

Back to school tips from mom bloggers

Making the transition back to school can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Here is some advice from a panel of mom bloggers. More>>

Healthy lunch box ideas for back to school

Coming up with healthy lunch box ideas your kids will actually enjoy is not always easy. Here are some suggestions. More>>

Keep back to school panic to a minimum

If your house is unprepared to go back to school, here's some tips on how to get everybody back on track before fall.  More>>

Summer homework battles

You're still sitting on the beach, but unfinished summer projects for school -- posters, reading assignments, essays -- loom large. Here's how to make the job less painful. More>>

Fun ways to stop summer brain drain

During summer vacation, kids can experience a month or more of learning loss. As a parent, you can halt the summer brain drain and give your kids the brain boost they need to prepare them for the upcoming school year. More>>

Back-to-school shopping for your dog

While parents spend about $600 a year per child in back-to-school purchases, pet parents will find it far less expensive to outfit their pooch for training classes or doggie day care. But as with any kind of shopping, it pays to research and compare before making your purchasing decisions.

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