Alright, be honest, how many of you parents punish your children for bringing home bad grades? It seems like almost everyone I meet has a similar philosophy of applying consequences for bad grades, the same way one would give consequences for bad behavior. Often the first time a parent sees a poor grade on their child’s report card, Read More
There’s something I like to call Back to School Brain, and these are the symptoms:
1. Anxiety: Why do teachers have so many back to school items on their lists?
2. Insomnia: There are so many items that now I can’t sleep because I have to run to seventeen stores to get them all.
3. Stress: The seventeen stores are all out of calculators, so I need to drive 20 miles to an eighteenth store to get it. Read More
As the school season starts back up again, parents everywhere are taking on the challenge of figuring out what to make their kids for lunch every day. It can be quite a daunting task trying to think of different lunches during the school year that also won’t take all day to prepare! So we’ve collected 15 school lunch ideas that will give that old pb&j a well-deserved rest! Read MoreTagged in: Food, gallery, ideas, lunch, parenting, school
I’ve been going back and forth in my head about whether or not to send our two-year-old daughter, Cali, to preschool.
I’m not yet convinced it’s the right step for her at this point in time. As a trained teacher, I know that socialization is a key developmental stage for toddlers, but as a parent, I see my child on a daily basis and wonder if she’s ready for this big change. Read MoreTagged in: advice, education, parenting, pre-k, school preschool, toddlers
Back to school used to be words I loved to hear. Now that my oldest two are off to eighth grade, my middle two are (gasp) fourth graders and my baby is already a first grader, I am Read More