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Back-to-School Resources for Parents

Find information on easing transition jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in the school, and more.
August 20, 2014 Updated August 7, 2017
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Back-to-School Advice and Checklists

Easing the Transition

Tech Tips for a New School Year

For more tips and guidance about managing media and technology use, check out these articles:

Gearing Up for Fall Learning

  • Conquering the Multitasking Brain Drain: The constant stream of digital media has fractured many kids’ sense of focus. Learn how you can help your kids avoid multitasking and regain a sense of focus before the start of school. (Edutopia, 2016)
  • Teaching Good Study Habits: Minute by Minute: Explore advice, timed exercises, and games to help adolescents study effectively. (Edutopia, 2016)
  • Hack to School: Getting Your Kids Back Into a Routine: Starting a routine-building regime late in the summer can help your kids start school fresh and ready. Here are some easy-to-implement tips for building a back-to-school routine. (Parental Toolkit, 2016)
  • Homework and Developing Responsibility: Building good study habits early is crucial for long-term academic success. Find tips and ideas on encouraging effective habits in reading, writing, and math. (American Academy of Pediatrics, updated 2015)
  • Five-Minute Film Festival: Nine Boosts for Summer Learning: Watch videos with fun ideas to re-engage kids in the learning process during the last days of summer. (Edutopia, 2013)
  • Milestones: A collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations for children in grades K–12. (GreatSchools)

For more parent strategies around homework, take a look at these articles:

The Power of Parental Involvement

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