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August 2013 • #57
A Note from the Medical Editor
So much to do, so little time. For many parents, this time of year has them scrambling to make sure everyone is fully prepared for the new school year. But, you’ve still got some time to enjoy the remaining days of summer as a family.

Remember to build in some extra talking and snuggling time before the “first day.” When you are out shopping for backpacks and school lunches, you can also stock up on some first aid items for home and for your car. With busy kids on-the-go, you never know when they will come in handy!

This newsletter is packed with more helpful tips for getting your family off to a great start in the grade ahead!

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
Featured Articles
Checklist for the First Day of School
Before your kids head out the door for the first day of school, use this checklist to make sure you have taken care of all the necessary “to do’s.” Go >
Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy
If your little ones aren't quite old enough to go to school yet, there are still things you can do to get them ready for when their “first day” comes. Learn more. Go >
Healthy Children Radio: Back-to-School Vaccines
Are your kids up-to-date on their vaccines? Pediatrician David Hill, MD, FAAP, discusses vaccine info you need to know before school starts. Go >
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All prescription and nonprescription medication (including vitamins) given in school or child care require a written authorization from your child’s doctor, as well as parent written consent. Learn more here.
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