Parents can help their kids start the year off right by establishing a homework routine. Designate a space that is quiet, well lit and free from distractions, and use that same spot every day.

A little rice cake before bed? The kid could eat dinner 5 minutes ago and still want a snack before bed. Every. Night.

Here’s a trick: rinse your fruits including strawberries with vinegar to keep them from molding as quickly. Truth! It even says it on the bottle :) I now do this often.