Back-to-school season is right around the corner, and parents are busy stocking up on school supplies, tech gear, new shoes and clothes as little kids and teens prepare for the classroom. But don’t forget to come up with some fresh ideas and line your pantry with some grocery staples for the most exciting time of the day for lots of… Read More »Easy School Lunch Ideas for Kids
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Children and teens have undergone considerable change and turmoil during the past two years. While student mental health was an existing concern, the pandemic exacerbated the problem and youth mental health has worsened, according to experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than one in three high school students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic; and… Read More »Back to School Mental Health Checkups
There are so many health and wellness actions to take as we start the 2020-21 school year in Michigan. We’ve compiled a few top priorities to keep top of mind. Avoid Disease Transmission Have an age-appropriate conversation with students about how to prevent diseases from spreading: Always wear a face covering and make sure it covers both your nose and… Read More »Addressing Back-to-school COVID-19 Concerns
Help your children explore hobbies and interests through extracurricular activities.
The Back-to-School displays have been up for a while now. It seems like we had just finished school, and in a blink of an eye, Target was bringing out the giant bins of crayons, markers, and glue sticks. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE getting new school supplies and the smell of a brand new box of crayons, but… Read More »Five Tips to Boost Kindergarten Readiness
By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan According to a recent report, U.S. adults working an average of 47 hours per week struggle to establish a work-life balance. When the kids are headed back to school, managing time can be especially challenging for busy parents. Thankfully, small changes… Read More »Back-to-School Time Saving Hacks
So you say you want to homeschool? Without question, homeschooling is a viable way to educate your children. And you’re not alone in choosing this educational option as the number of parents choosing to homeschool grows each day. But what can you really expect as a homeschooler? What are you really in for? Here are 10 things that top the… Read More »10 Things You Can Expect as a Homeschooler
Can you hear that? …Cash registers ringing with the sales of new lunch boxes, folders, and endless boxes of pencils? …Parents desperately trying (and mostly failing) to get their children back into a bedtime routine? …Children begging for just one more trip to the beach in a frantic attempt at fitting in more summer activities? Ah, yes. The sounds of… Read More »Back to School – Give Your Big Kids A Boost!
Summer is fading as fast as your tan and that means one thing: The kiddos are heading back to school! With food allergies on the rise, many schools have peanut and tree nut-free classrooms and buildings. And as a food allergy parent, I know how hard it is to come up with tasty (and healthy!) snacks your kids actually WANT… Read More »25 EASY peanut and tree nut free snack ideas for back to school
Sydney Paige backpacks & lunchboxes: These fun, unique and high-quality backpacks are sure to be voted “most popular” this year! What we love most about the line is the “buy one, give one back” model. With every purchase of a backpack the company will then donate one to a child in need. Not only will another child receive a Sydney… Read More »Four Great Back To School Items – Seen on Channel 20 8/21/14