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It's easier for kindergartner Selena Enriquez, 5, to say "Hello Kitty" than it is to say goodbye to her mother, Brenda Larraja, on Starr Elementary's first day of school. 

11 ways you can help your child settle into a new school year

Starting a new school year can be tough.

It means making new friends, getting to know new teachers and figuring out how things work.

Depending on the school district, school begins in about two weeks.

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Back to school fashion trends for students of all ages

The first day back at school is a rare chance to make a first impression. We asked fashion experts to outline this year’s trends to give you or your kid a chance at being the best-dressed this school year.

Dog Gone Problems: How do I get my dog to stop playing so rough?

Three years ago, I adopted a dog who was 3 months old.

My son has a peanut allergy but his day care is unwilling to go peanut-free

He loves his day care. Is it worth moving to a new daycare just because of my fears?

Completely KIDS to host its 8th annual Big Red Tailgate fundraiser

See how you can  help the non-profit raise money for its youth programs and services.

John Rosemond: Your tot will stop night wetting soon enough

Dear Mr. Rosemond: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime.

Eww! How to get rid of bed bugs

You have probably heard the expression, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite!” Although once all but unheard of in the United States, bed b...

What's happening this weekend?

From a princess and dino play date to Wild, Wild West fun, we've got you covered. 

Help! I'm being smothered by my children's stuff

Obedience issues often cause parents to call the Nebraska Family Helpline.