8 (Free!) Things Your Kid Needs on the First Day of School
Despite what kids say—usually with pleading, desperate eyes—an iPad or a pair of $200 jeans isn't really going to help them on the most anxiety-inducing day of the year. Here's what will.
An Extra Change of Clothes, Even for Teenagers
Kids under 8 always need this, just in case. But long past the age of nervous accidents, your child needs a spare outfit. For example, should your eighth-grade daughter walk into school and realize she is the only one who wore a halter top or the only one who wore purple shorts, and everything on her is wrong, all wrong, because nobody is going to sit with her at lunch or ever ask her to the dance, she can calmly go in the bathroom and change clothes and act as if that horrible blunder had never happened.