Tips To Prepare For School – Part 1

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School will be starting soon.  Here are some quick tips to help parents and kids get ready for the upcoming school year from Tribune News Service.

Setting the family alarm clock to hit those early, early — did we mention early? — morning classes is only part of the challenge of going back to school.

OK, first, you have to pick out that crucial first day outfit. Not too fussy. Not too plain.

After that, there are lots of questions for kids and parents. What do you need to know about school? What are some healthful snacks and lunches? What questions should parents ask their kids about their day? How do parents help establish good study habits?

Today we will look at first day jitters, preparing to study, connecting with your kid and helping with homework:

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COMING SOON … tips for getting involved, people you should know at your child’s school and dealing with bullies.

Linda Niemi and Lisa Deffendall, of McClatchy Newspapers, and Jody Mitori, of Tribune News, contributed to this report.