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Phasing in bedtimes for back-to-school readiness

Any sleep structure that was embedded in our children during last school year was most likely thrown out the window this summer.

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Amy Wright’s back-to-school shopping tips

A couple of years ago I passed along a few basic tips for back to school shopping.  Here's an update for 2014.

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Back-to-school shopping can add up

Parents doing back-to-school shopping will have to open their wallets a little wider this year. A survey from the National Retail Federation found the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on clothes, shoes and supplies.

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Back-to-school deals return to stores early

Most schools in New Jersey only ended a few weeks ago, but that hasn't stopped stores from rolling out back-to-school deals.

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School bus
Flickr user: woodleywonderworks
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Back to School for the Deminski Children [PHOTO]

In our little household, the annual ritual of back to school has come and gone. My son Jack started 3rd grade yesterday and my daughter Mina began 1st grade. As a single father, and I assume any single parent feels the same way, I always feel more pressure than I probably should.

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Kids Walking to School
Flickr User Elizabeth
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Drivers Beware: NJ is Back-to-School [AUDIO]

As New Jersey students head back to school, the safety experts are reminding students, parents and motorists to be safe on the road and on the streets now that kids are back in the classroom.

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School Bus
Flickr User Bill McChesney
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Back to School Week – Bitter or Sweet? [POLL]

This week can be an emotional week for many parents as their kids are either starting or going back to school. Some parents can be happy to get their kids back to school, and some others are a mess, watching their kids get onto a buss or walking into a school for the first time by themselves

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Backpacks Weighing Heavy on Kids [AUDIO]

Back to school time means backpacks will be stuffed to the brim with textbooks, notebooks, and even a laptop or tablet. However all that weight being carted around by kids can result in significant danger to young backs and spines.

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Most Teachers Buying School Supplies with Their Own Money [AUDIO]

Parents are not the only ones doing back to school shopping, teachers are also hitting the stores to buy supplies for their classrooms, and paying largely out of their own pocket.

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Back-to-School Promotions Draw Shoppers [AUDIO]

Are you finished with your back-to-school shopping? If you answered yes, you're not alone.

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