The back-to-school season is a challenging one, but this year families have a new resource: Cozi’s FREE Back-to-School Survival Guide, launching Thursday. Cozi, the family technology company, created the guide to help parents navigate all the most common school year challenges.

The Back-to-School Survival Guide, available Thursday in the Cozi Family Organizer app for BlackBerry, includes the following:

  • What to Expect at Every Grade – Data from childhood development experts and educators on age-level emotional development milestones, what educational topics each grade level typically covers and standard school supply lists.
  • Chore Guide – Cozi asked hundreds of users how they handle chores and allowances, and compiled their answers to create a guide that helps parents with these tough decisions.
  • Checklists for Kids – Detailed daily checklists help the whole family establish routines to keep them on track during busy weekday mornings and evenings.
  • Lunchbox Gallery – Ten eye-poppingly delicious and creative packed lunch ideas help parents get their school lunch mojo back.

Of course, Cozi Family Organizer also includes all the useful tools Cozi’s 6 million users count on every school year, including a color-coded family calendar, shopping grocery and to-do lists, text and email reminders, meal planner and a family journal. And new Cozi users this back-to-school season (between now and Aug. 31) will get Cozi’s Back-to-School Coupon Pack, with more than $100 in savings from popular retailers like ShopRunner, Brenthaven and Zulily.

To get ready for the new back-to-school feature, go ahead and download the Cozi Family Organizer for free from BlackBerry App World here.