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Oklahoma State University experts provide proven tips, strategies and insights on how to successfully and safely navigate the back-to-school season.



Extracurricular activities help kids make the grade, learn life lessons

Books and lectures are not the only ways students pick up important lessons and skills during the school year. Extracurricular activities provide a range of benefits to participants almost as limitless as the slate of options available to them.

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For parents, empty nest can be full of promise

What’s next? That is the looming question many Oklahoma families will face this fall when they usher the youngest child out of the house and, in a moment of hand-wringing fear and giddy excitement, officially empty the proverbial nest.

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Calming those new-school-year jitters

When the new school year begins this fall, there is bound to be lots of excitement, but also some nerves for both students and their parents.

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Breakfast helps set the stage for academic success

Mornings during the school year can be a hectic blur for both parents and students trying to get out the door, but that should not be an excuse to skip breakfast.

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College students should budget, too

It is true, college students are not known for having a lot of money, but that does not take away the need for a budget. In fact, it may be even more important to know how much is coming in and going out of the bank account.

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Safely walking and riding a bicycle to school

When school begins this fall, many Oklahoma students will arrive by bus or car, while others will walk or ride bicycles, and that means keeping some important safety precautions in mind.

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Plan ahead to manage back-to-school costs

It seems like the last bell rang just a few short weeks ago, signaling the end of the school year for children across Oklahoma. In the blink of an eye, school supplies are back on the shelves and families are making plans for children to return to the classroom for the fall 2017 semester.

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Tips for packing safe school lunches

While Oklahoma students enjoy the last few weeks of summer, another school year is fast approaching, and that means the annual back-to-school shopping frenzy is on the very near horizon.

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Make healthy choices for after-school snacking

After a day of reading, writing and arithmetic, school-aged children likely will want a snack when they get home to tide them over until dinner time. However, parents do not want their children to spoil their appetites.

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