Parenting expert, author, psychologist and former Editor-in-Chief of Parents magazine offers tips and advice to make the transition
from summer to the classroom easier on your children
Ann Pleshette Murphy, psychologist, author, national television personality and former editor-in-chief of Parents magazine
After months of sleeping late, playing with friends, relaxing on the beach, and taking trips with the family, transitioning back to
school can be a challenge.
Nationally-recognized parenting expert, author, and psychologist, Ann Pleshette Murphy, has years of experience dealing with
back-to-school blues and can offer parents useful tips and advice for getting the school year off to a positive start.
Importance of routines:
How to adjust the familys schedule as the first day of school approaches, plus tips on planning the calendar to avoid over
Personalized homework stations: Easy and efficient ways to create a workspace customized to your childs homework style, plus tips
on keeping track of assignments, notes from teachers, health forms and permission slips.
Back-to-school supplies: Fun ways to engage kids in back-to-school shopping, including helping them express their personal style
while staying within the family budget.
Schooltime blues: Caring ways to allay anxieties and maintain realistic expectations about the new school year to build confidence
in your child and foster communication.
For more information, visit: http://annpleshettemurphy.com
About Ann Pleshette Murphy
Ann Pleshette Murphy is the author of The 7 Stages of Motherhood: Loving Your Life Without Losing Your Mind and The Secret of Play:
How to Raise Smart, Healthy, Caring Kids from Birth to Age 12. Annie is also the parenting contributor on Good Morning America and
the host of Parenting with Annie Pleshette Murphy on ABC News NOW. A sought-after national parenting speaker, Ann is an AOL
parenting coach, parenting expert for Healthination.com and Babycenter.com, and the former editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. She
holds a Masters in Psychology from New York University. Most important, shes the mother of two.
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