Class Is in Session
Welcome to the 2023 Back to School issue! The beginning of the school year can be both exciting and stressful for young students. Most kids look forward to reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones, but some may dread more challenging classes or other big changes, such as starting high school.
Our article on making a smooth back-to-school transition offers advice for getting those new routines started early, simplifying lunch prep, and creating a family calendar. It will inevitably be difficult to get kids to practice waking up early before they have to, but it’s worth the extra effort to get the school year started on a positive note.
Before the school day even starts, parents have to make sure that their kids arrive safely and on time. Our article on school bus safety explores ways to prepare students before, during, and after their daily rides. Particularly in those first few days, the excitement may get the best of young children and lead to unsafe behaviors. Some kids need to be reminded to stay seated and always keep their hands inside the bus.
One way to keep kids focused is to feed them the right brain fuel. Check out our recipes for sweet and savory treats to energize young minds and reward them for a job well done.
If you’re looking for ways to keep costs under control, take a look at our piece on shopping smarter. Sites such as Slickdeals can unleash the power of connecting online with fellow bargain hunters. Other advice includes buying pre-owned items and shopping without your kids. One study showed that you can save about $40 per trip by simply leaving the kids at home.
Our article on tech gadgets helps you choose between those that are merely fun and the ones that can truly enhance education and safety. Finally, our piece on artificial intelligence (AI) will prepare you for the strange new world of hyper-intelligent chatbots such as ChatGPT and Bard.
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