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Why a Child Eye Exam Belongs on Your Back-to-School Checklist

Make sure that your child gets an eye exam before the new school year really gets going so that bad eyesight doesn’t negatively affect her performance in school.

“Eye exams detect unsuspected problems that can affect kids’ ability to read and study, see the board in class, excel in sports and reach their full potential . . . → Read More: Why a Child Eye Exam Belongs on Your Back-to-School Checklist

How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year

Summer’s over, school has started and kids and parents are hoping for the best school-year ever.

Experts advise parents on what can be done to make sure the transition to a successful school year is fun and pleasant for everyone. Here are a few tips:

Bedtimes: Gradually change bed times until kids become accustomed . . . → Read More: How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year

Back-to-School Tips

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a number of health and safety tips for making your child’s back to school transition easy and pleasant, setting a good tone for the upcoming school year.

From making the first days well organized, to helping your child deal with anxiety, to teaching your child safe practices on the . . . → Read More: Back-to-School Tips

The Complex Lives of Babies

Early childhood experts, as well as parents, are starting to move away from the idea that young babies are empty vessels just waiting to be filled with knowledge and experiences, but more like young scientists exploring the world. Filmmaker Estela Renner explores these ideas in her new documentary The Beginning of Life.

“Give a . . . → Read More: The Complex Lives of Babies