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First day of school photo tips

As families with K-12 students know, the first day of school is the REAL start of the new year. It’s a day filled with promise and excitement, coupled with a tinge of stress due to the back-to-school schedule that takes some getting used to! Taking first day of school photos shouldn’t add to this stress,…

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Ease new school anxiety

Transitioning to a new school can be challenging for kids at every level. A big part of school success s fitting in and finding friends. Kids don’t necessarily need a lot of friends, but they do need a few loyal buddies.  Here’s how you can help your child develop strong friendships: Talk about first impressions.…

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Easing back-to-school anxiety

After a leisurely summer schedule, students can sometimes feel anxious about re-starting a school schedule that involves getting up earlier, being with new teachers, learning new skills, keeping everything organized, staying on top of homework, etc. Helping ease these anxieties can make the back-to-school process a much more pleasant experience for all involved. Here are…

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Tips for back-to-school success

The lazy, hazy days of summer are slipping by, and back-to-school time is around the corner. It can be a stressful time for families as they get re-accustomed to the school-year routine. If any changes need to be made to that routine, it can really ignite some anxiety. Here are some useful back-to-school tips to…