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New warnings about NJ school start times

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again sounding the alarm on the issue of teen sleep deprivation in the Garden State.

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Experts suggest regulating kids' sleep times as a new school year approaches. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
Experts suggest regulating kids' sleep times as a new school year approaches. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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How soon should kids get back on a sleep schedule?

Many parents are enjoying a "schedule-free" summer and are allowing their children to stay up late at night and sleep in in the morning. But now may be the time many sleep experts recommend parents start getting their youngsters back on a normal sleep schedule before school starts.  

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Ann Falduto of Morris Plains dreads when her daughter and niece return to school in September. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey moms dreading back-to-school in September

Your children have had plenty of time to drive you crazy and wear you down since school let out in June, but is it enough to make you wish for the quick arrival of school in September?

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The Deminski kids head back to school

Jack and Mina's first day. We moved to Hillsborough so this school is brand new to them, which so many of us went through but always sucks. Not knowing a soul, worrying if you'll find anyone to be friends with, what will be different, etc

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Are New Jersey kids getting too much homework?

Our kids spend a third of their day in school, but the work doesn't stop there. Perhaps the most dreaded part of back-to-school, for both students and their parents, is the return of homework.

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How do you feel about sending your kids back to school?

For some parents, September is the most wonderful time of year. Others dread sending their kids back to school, and wish they could extend the Summer.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. It says lack of sleep has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. It says lack of sleep has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Pediatricians’ Rx for teen school problems: Later start times

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

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Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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US colleges may screen West African students for Ebola

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Dogs affected by kids going back to school

Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.

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How heavy is your child’s backpack?

Picking out a new backpack can be one of the more exciting parts of returning to school. Unfortunately, many of these backpacks will be jammed with heavy books throughout the school year.

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