As July comes to an end, it's that time of year when parents and kids start thinking about the back-to-school season. For many families that means some form of back-to-school shopping. Why is it so important to so many kids, especially middle schoolers, to have the right stuff? Watch to find out why it matters, and how to get through the shopping season.
By Linda Morgan
Linda Morgan is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared in dozens of regional and national publications. The author of Beyond Smart: Boosting Your Child’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Potential, she has been an on-air parenting expert for TV and radio, and was former managing editor of ParentMap. Morgan lectures regularly on a variety of parenting topics.