In just a matter of weeks, students and parents will be knee deep in back-to-school mode. Hard to believe Summer is just about over isn't it? Sure, it's going to be tough for everyone to get back into the routines, but this list of tips from back-to-school experts will definitely help to ease the pain. has listed "101 Back-to-School Tips for Kids and Parents" from their experts Dr. Fran Walfish and Christina Nichols, PhD, and you're going to find some very good tips and suggestions here. I'm not going to list all 101, but after you check out the highlights below, you can head on over to their website to see the full list.

1) Set your kids' sleep schedules back to "School Time" two weeks before the first day.
2) Try apps like iHomework or MyHomeWork to help your kids organize assignments.
3) Visit the school with your kids so they can get familiar with their new environments.
4) Inventory last year's school supplies before going out to buy more.
5) Include your kids in back-to-school shopping by letting them pick out their items.
6) Establish a specific space like the family office as the official "homework area."
7) Set -- and enforce -- regular weekday and weekend wake-up calls.
8) Set -- and enforce -- regular weekday and weekend bedtimes.
9) Encourage your kids to lay out their school clothes the night before.
10) Use this printable checklist to establish a regular morning routine.
11) Have a backup transportation mode planned in case your kids miss the bus.
12) Set your clocks forward 10 minutes. This makes it easier to be on time.


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