The secret weapon for school success
What research reveals about sleep deprivation and its consequences for academic achievement.
Tips to make school lunches healthier
There's a new kind of food fight erupting in schools, districts and state legislatures as alarm over childhood obesity spreads. What's a parent to do?
A back-to-school list for K, 1st, and 2nd grade
Keep our school supply checklist handy to make your shopping as easy as A, B, C.
An off-to-school supply list for your preschooler
Start your youngster off with things to make transition to school life easier.
A back-to-school supply list for high school
Start with some basic items to start the school year right.
Homework supply list
Help your child learn at home with the right tools.
Packing for college
Help your high school graduate pack for dorm life with this handy list of needs.
How to beat the morning rush
Are crazed mornings stressing out your family? Here are a few strategies to help start the day off happier, calmer - and on time.
Bright ideas from our readers: back-to-school shopping tips
GreatSchools' parents share their secrets to successful back-to-school shopping.
9 steps to a smart start
With a little planning, you can make going back to school simple and stress-free.
What to expect in first grade
Learn about what to expect for your child in first grade.
What to expect in second grade
Learn about what to expect for your child in second grade.
Getting ready for middle school
Prepare your child for the changes and challenges of middle school with these tips.
Parents are unsure what to do when son faces bullies.
As parents, we wrestled with what to say and do when our son started coming home wounded by bullies.
Keys to school success - video
Three surprisingly easy ways to help your child succeed.
Best and worst back-to-school purchases
GreatSchools readers list the best and worst back-to-school purchases they've ever made.
Back-to-school clothes: shopping for your young child
When choosing school clothes for your younger child, keep her comfort, safety, and growing independence in mind.
10 tips for smart back-to-school shopping
The best strategy for back-to-school shopping? Get organized, stock up on the basics, and look for sales and promotions.
Countdown to back-to-school: get organized!
Take advantage of the end of summer with these few easy steps that will set up your family for a less stressful school year.
What would your child do? | Caught being kind
Kids are learning emotional intelligence skills at school. But how will they act when no adults are around? It's not always easy to do the kind thing.
Why it’s better for my daughter to feel sad than fine
I wrote a kids’ book about emotions, but Inside Out still taught me a lesson.
Empathy's poster child
Touched by an image of child slaves, a little girl pledges to do something about it — and turns her family upside down.