Your Back to School Guide

It’s Back to School time! As you prepare to send your child off, check out our Back to School guide for ideas from Connecticut Children’s pediatric experts on what to pack for lunch, how to keep your children safe on the bus, tips for waking up on time, and more!

Your Back to School Guide from Connecticut Children's

Preparing for the First Day

Maybe your anxious about your little one’s first day. Maybe he or she is nervous about making friends. Whatever the case may be, here are some tips to help both of you battle the butterflies and make the transition to a back to school routine a smooth one!

Making the Grade: Ace Your Back to School Routine

Adjusting Sleep Schedules

Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD, Connecticut Children’s “Kids’ Bedtime Doctor,” shares tips on helping young children and teens re-set their internal clocks.

Helping Your Teenager Get Up on Time for School

Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules Back on Track

Getting to and from School

Before the big yellow bus makes its way to your stop, make sure your child knows how to safely board, ride and exit the school bus.

Back to School on the School Bus: Safety Tips

Healthy Lunch & Snack Ideas

Stumped on what to pack for lunches and snacks? Our nutrition experts have you covered.

Quick, Easy & Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Child Will Love

Healthy & Delicious Lunch Ideas

Hitting the Field

Concussions are one of the top sports-related injuries and require prompt attention and treatment. Our Sports Medicine experts share tips on how to recognize and prevent concussions.

Concussion Management

Bullying

Robert D. Keder, MD, developmental-behavioral expert at Connecticut Children’s, shares how to address bullying with your child.

#StopBullying: What You Need to Know

Vaccines

Melissa Held, MD of Connecticut Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology helps separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines and the important role they play in your child’s health.

Setting the Facts Straight on Vaccines

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