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6 Ways to cope with a crier on his first day of school

Some children (and parents) have a very difficult time being separated from their parents when it's time to start school, whether it's their first time ever attending, or they've gotten a little too used to being at home with their families during the summer. This can mean tears and meltdowns come the first day of school, which is undoubtedly stressful on everyone. It can probaly seem like a hopeless and awful situation to be in, but if you know that your child is introverted, shy or perhaps just very attached, you can prepare for the situation to try and make it go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

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Make a DIY scrapbook in honor of your kids' first day of school

One of the best and most lasting ways to commemorate special events is through scrapbooking, and the craft has a huge following across the U.S.--particularly among moms. In fact, my tía makes amazing scrapbooks that are some of the most treasured gifts anyone in my family has ever received. With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching in many areas, it's a great time to get started on one (if your first day came already, you can do a first days scrapbook or general one if it's your little one's first year in school!).

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5 Super stylish kids to follow on Instagram

Need some back-to- school fall fashion inspiration for the kiddos? Then you HAVE to check out Haileigh's Instagram page, @hails_world. This adorable little girl may be just 5 years old, but she has more style than most grown women. She rocks everything from peplum tops, fedora hats, faux fur vets--you name it! With more than 91,642 followers (holy crap!), this adorable fashionista puts most of us adults to shame. In fact, I think I might just revamp my fall wardrobe this week!

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10 Things you should NEVER say to your kids when they go back to school

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I'm sitting in my home office chair right now doin' the happy back-to-school dance that many parents do, but pretend not to do. Hey, it doesn't mean you don't love your kids just because you are tiny bit THRILLED that they are going back to school. No, not at all. Mostly, you are a strong believer in the power of education and want your child to learn as much as possible. YEAH, RIGHT!

Let's  be honest here, you are among friends and fellow parents. We can admit to each other some of the joyful thoughts that go through our minds as summer comes to a close and the school year is about to start, right?

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5 Easy school lunches you can make on the weekends

The first day of school is just around the corner for some (here for others!), which means it's not only time to mentally prepare yourself for the change in pace, but to start making an actual game plan for your days. If you're like me and prefer to avoid the sometimes scary lunches offered in the school cafeteria by sending your kid a homemade and totally nutritious meal, but you're nervous about how much time you'll have to spend preparing either before hitting the sack or in the wee hours of the morning, I've got a some great make-ahead suggestions for you that will save you both time and money.

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Teacher shows up drunk on the first day of school

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Drunk and pantless is not how I envision my daughters meeting their teacher on the first day of school. Both seem pretty counterintuitive in qualities I seek out in a role model for my child. But it happened to some parents! Lorie Ann Hill, a 49-year-oldOklahoma teacher at Wagoner High School, arrived at school on the first teacher's workday of the year drunk and, to make matters worse, pantless. Apparently, the first day of school coincided with pantless Monday!

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School bans My Little Pony lunchbox because it belongs to a boy

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We teach our children that they should be allowed to express themselves even if it means being different from other kids. Which is why it upset me to learn that a school in North Carolina is preventing a 9-year-old boy from doing just that. Little Grayson Bruce is a big My Little Pony fan.

He loves it so much that he has a Rainbow Flash backpack lunchbox, but his school, a part of Buncombe County Schools, is banning him from carrying it because they say it is a "trigger for bullying." Give me a break!

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6 Genius homework apps that will make every parents' life easier!

Your kids probably have apps for movies, games and music on their phones and tablets, but a more helpful use of that coveted memory card space might be a few homework apps that will make keeping track of assignments, grades, and exams a whole lot easier. There are even fantastic apps that will help your children ace their homework and save you some money! Check out six of our favorites: 

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6 Ways to prevent & handle bullying

The bullying conversation is one that every parent needs to have with their child. While some people still hold the belief that bullying is simply a part of childhood that every kid has to navigate, it can be very dangerous. With the Internet and social media, it is extremely difficult for children to escape bullies, even when they are supposedly safe at home. As parents, we need to be both proactive and reactive in order to protect our kids. Read these six tips for avoiding and addressing bullies:

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5 Tools that will keep your kids organized & on track in school

Now that back-to-school shopping is complete and your kids are arriving home each day with backpacks full of permission slips, library books, homework assignments, and who knows what else, chances are you're trying to figure out just how you're going to keep track of everything over the course of the next nine or 10 months. To keep frustrations, chaos and clutter at bay, you'll need to be ultra-organized. How can you do this? Well, read on for some pretty genius organization ideas.

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