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No matter whether it's your child's first day of preschool, kindergarten or middle school, the emotion and excitement surrounding this time of year never changes.
There might even be a few tears (yours) as you send your child off to school in a few short weeks, hoping they won't give their teacher gray hair, that they make friends easily and that they get good grades on the mounds of papers they'll bring home.
You'll always play a huge role in their success. That's why this year's back-to-school section offers practical tips and ideas you can use right now to foster their love of learning from preschool to middle school.