The thing about these precious preschool years is that Kindergarten is right around the corner. And in most Kindergarten classes, working on writing and drawing is a big part of the program. So it goes: sooner or later, these little tots of ours will need to learn how to ho.... read more
It's hard to believe and sad to say, but summer really and truly is coming to an end. Hopefully your children's vacation was filled with lots of active family time outdoors: swimming, running around at the beach, playing favorite sports and games, hiking, bike riding, and mor.... read more
One of the wonderful things about summer is the way our offspring turn into little wild children with knotted, salty hair, dirt under their fingernails, and legs covered in scratches and bug bites. It's like they return to a semi-primal state every July and August.Less wonderf.... read more
I don't know about you, but thinking about back-to-school—particularly in the steamy hot days of August—would make me feel anxious when my children were younger. I was especially anxious about their new teachers. What if my son had teachers who didn't appreciate his persis.... read more
One of the most difficult aspects of the transition from summer vacation to the school year is homework. Having grown accustomed to plentiful free playtime, kids naturally rebel at the thought of having to do homework during their scant after-school hours. We can cer.... read more
Is your child heading off to preschool for the first time this fall? Are you worried that she will cling to you for dear life and refuse to enter the classroom? Some children waltz into the new classroom, wave goodbye to their parents, and then get to the "work" of presc.... read more
It is hard to say goodbye to summer. We feel a pang just thinking the words. We’ve so loved the freedom, the family time, and our summer friendships. We’ve loved the days outdoors, the hours of reading, the new places and sights we’ve discovered. Summer’s t.... read more
For those of us who love to read, raising our children to become readers may seem like a self-evident process. Read to them nightly, give them plenty of books... what else needs to be done?Alas, it's not always as easy as that. These days, there are so many more high-tech dis.... read more
You’ve heard what they say about homework, right? Homework! Oh, homework! I hate you! You stink! I wish I could wash you away in the sink. If only a bomb would explode you to bits. Homework! Oh, homework! You're giving me fits. I'd rather take baths with a man-eati.... read more
We do a great many things to ensure that our kids have a good educational experience. We research and choose their schools, we prepare them as best we can, we facilitate their making friends, and so much more. But the most important factor in their education this yea.... read more
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