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12 New School Year Resolutions

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Keep Kids' Schedules Manageable


Does your school-year calendar look like a solid block of sports practices, dance recitals, music rehearsals, and birthday parties? This might be the perfect year to curb all the extracurriculars. Over-scheduling children depletes their energy and enthusiasm. Have a chat with your child about which sport or activity she truly enjoys, and stick with one activity per season so that she can still focus on school and just being a kid. If your family is hooked on being overbooked, write "Downtime!" on your calendar one day a week and make it happen.

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August 31, 2014



Leftovers make deliciously healthy lunches, and save a lot of time. Use last night's dinner leftovers as the basis of your child's lunch — adding just one or two extra ingredients can make it seem like an entirely different meal.


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