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Museum offers back-to-school workshop for parents

Back to school can be stressful for parents and kids. It can be especially tough if you have a little one heading off to school for the first time. That is why the Children's Museum of Wilmington and Smart Start of New Hanover County are trying to get families ready. All this week they are holding back-to-school workshops to help teach parents what they need to know. Topics for the rest of the week include helping with homework, family partnerships and making sure kids know how to tie and zip, and even open straws. Rick Lawson of the Children's Museum of Wilmington said, "A lot of times they don't get their questions answered until after school starts. The big yellow bus comes, the kid gets on the bus, and they still have questions. So we're trying to answer those questions for those anxious parents before school starts." The workshops are each day from noon to 1 p.m. at the Children's Museum of Wilmington on Orange Street. It is $5 to attend and free for museum members. There will also be activities to keep kids busy while parents are in the workshop.

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