5 Ways to Squash Back-to-School Stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school year with a positive attitude and these tricks can help minimize stress and give your kids extra confidence when...

Ear Infections 101

Expert:  Dr. Ronald Vilela, pediatric otolaryngology surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital. Q: What is an ear infection? A typical ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear. It’s one of the most common childhood infections and can occur in one ear at a time or both ears at the same time. They...

Tax-Free Weekend August 10th to 12th

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is August 10th to 12th. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales...

Here We Go Back To School

By Rebecca Fox – Katy ISD School Board – Back to school!  What an exciting and promising time of year.  Boys and girls dressed in new clothes with a new backpack are nervously excited for new teachers, new friends and new subjects to learn.  They might even be going to a new school. Parents...

10 Healthy Back-to-School Food Tips

By Samantha O’Toole, Registered Dietician – 1.Breakfast. Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast every day. It has been proven that students concentrate better, solve problems more easily and have fewer behavioral problems when they are sent to school with a full stomach. Kids who eat breakfast...

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