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Child athletes will face loss, rejection: A NJ expert’s advice for parents

As sports tryouts begin with the new school year, many New Jersey parents will be faced with disappointed players who won't make the final cut.

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How NJ parents can stop the spread of back-to-school germs

It's only a matter of time before many New Jersey parents will be dealing with colds, stomach viruses and pink eye — common contact driven bugs easily spread in classrooms.

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As school returns in NJ, so do the dangers of bullying

Incidents of bullying are down, but that doesn't mean the damage they do isn't real, warns a Rutgers psychology professor.

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Back to school time: How to get your kids back to a sleep routine

If you've let your children stay up later than normal all summer, it's time to wean them back into a sleep routine as the new school year approaches.

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Where did summer go?

You can just feel it. The sun is setting earlier, back-to-school specials are everywhere, and the calendar is nearly ready to be flipped into the month of September. Summer, as most families know it, is essentially over.

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Backpacks: A heavy lift for NJ school children

With the start of the school year right around the corner, parents should be aware of an important, but often overlooked safety issue for their children.

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Most NJ schools starting before Labor Day

Most kids in New Jersey are headed back to school before the unofficial end of summer.

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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)
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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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Helping Your Kids Make the School Transition

Parents and guardians get sound advice to help the children in their households makemajor transitions as they enter new schools this fall.

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