The beginning of the school year brings with it a new season of moodiness, and grumpiness, and all around unpleasantness in our once joyful, exuberant kids. The witching hour of babyhood returns with a vengeance once children reach elementary school. What can we we do to ease into evenings and make our afternoons just a […]
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I will sit in the meeting and spend the entire half hour fighting the urge to stand on the table and shout, “Please don’t rush me! This is IMPORTANT! He doesn’t look sick, and he can fly under your radar, and I need you to UNDERSTAND that we can lose him!!!”
You want to have a plan in place before the first day of school — a plan that is known by the administration and all staff members with whom your child will come in contact. The more lead time you have, the smoother the transition and the more time you have to iron out rough […]
For food allergy families, navigating school — whether for toddlers or elementary and beyond — is very much a big part of school choice and school preparation. It is an extra layer to consider and, quite frankly, does require initiative and involvement above and beyond the more common school experience. So where do you start, […]
Your child’s teacher may be sending home notes with dates and details. Tips for preparing, tips on eating a healthy breakfast and getting a good night’s rest. Tips for encouragement. Details about passing requirements and what time to arrive. But, this is what your child’s teacher may really want you to know: It’s just a […]
Have you ever asked yourself: What am I telling my children about homework? What should I be saying to my children to help them understand the purpose of their homework? I have given it some thought. I hope my musings give you a little extra help with explaining why homework is important.
“If this behavior continues to happen, we will have no choice but to ask you to leave the daycare center.” Words I never wanted to hear about my four year old, but words that I knew were on the verge of being said. We were already on a slippery slope with fits and rages that lasted […]