Back to School Checklist, Music lessons, Hair Cuts, Pediatricians

Back to School Checklist, Music lessons, Hair Cuts, Pediatricians
  • Go to the pediatrician: About two-thirds of school age children will head to the doctor before the school year begins. We have tips for picking a pediatrician – see why age and gender might matter.
  • Check out before and after school care: See Angie’s 10 questions to ask potential childcare providers.
  • Find a great tutor: More than one-in-four-kids have used a tutor in the past and another one-in-three might require one this year. We talked to some highly rated tutors who offered A-rated advice to help your scholars excel in school.
  • Take a great school picture: School pictures matter to families. Most schools schedule their photo day early in the school year. Angie offers some tips for parents, kids and those incoming high school seniors.
  • Look for a music instructor: 40 percent of Angie’s List members said their child or children will take up music this year. Generally, parents can’t miss out on the getting the best music instructors if they don’t act fast – see why instructors are playing a different tune this year.
  • Repair your computer: The majority of poll respondents will not be buying a new computer this school year. Angie provides advice on how parents can ensure their computer stays up to processing speed.
  • Buy school uniforms: Nearly one-quarter of Angie’s List respondents say their child is required to wear a uniform to school. We spoke to some highly-rated alterations companies who provided some helpful advice on making sure your child has the best fit.
  • Look into drivers ed classes: Will you have a student driver in the household this year? Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. It’s important to enroll your child in Driver’s Education as soon as they turn 15. What you need to know before they get behind the wheel.
  • Make time for a haircut: Your child wants to make a good first impression at school, so make sure they are a cut above with a great hair cut. Highly-rated stylists shared their advice on how to get the cut you want.

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