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Lisa Heffernan: Making the Switch From Summer to School Mode

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Stacey Jacobson-Francis works on math homework with her 6 year old daughter Luci Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at their home in Berkeley, Calif. As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus. Stacey Jacobson-Francis, 41, of Berkeley, California, said her daughter’s homework requires her to know four different ways to add. “That is way too much to ask of a first grader. She can’t remember them all, and I don’t know them all, so we just do the best that we can,” she said. (AP Photo)

Lisa Heffernan is a New York Times bestselling author, mom, wife, friend, and one of the co-founders of Grown and Flown. As a parent, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is trading in the light, lazy days of summer for a school year schedule wound tight. With the school year right around the corner, Lisa chats with Bill and Wendy about how to successfully transition your family’s schedule from summer to school mode.

You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

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