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Back to School: 10 Tips for a Smooth Start

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Buy a First Day Outfit


New clothes can get any fashionista excited for a big event. Buy your child a special first-day-of-school outfit to get her started on the right foot. She'll feel confident walking through the door of her new classroom if she is wearing new threads that the two of you picked out together! For a younger child, be sure that her new clothes are kid-friendly, and she can easily undo any buttons or snaps when she needs to use the bathroom.

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