Put a Plan in Place for Back-to-School

Put a Plan in Place for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again: back-to-school! It’s a joyous time for some parents: “Ah, my child who stayed up until 3 a.m. and slept in until noon will be getting back on a sleep schedule.” “My child who left dirty lunch plates around the house while watching television and complaining about there being ‘nothing… Read more »

Teacher’s Aide Opens My Parenting Eyes

Teacher’s Aide Opens My Parenting Eyes

I’m so glad my aide, Chris, opened my eyes today. I teach third grade and have twenty-five eight and nine-year-olds scurrying about our room filled with desks, books and promise. At my school, I’m known for giving my students cool experiences that they will probably remember for years to come, as well as for being… Read more »

Help Build Confidence in Your Child

I wear many hats in a day: sister, friend, confidant, colleague, and educator.  And although I wear my educator’s hat for over eight hours a day, I always place my most important hat on first: mother. This is the hat that keeps me grounded, empathetic, sympathetic and always assessing what is best for my child—and… Read more »

When To Reach Out To Your Child’s Teacher

Your daughter is having a tough time navigating the social dynamics at school. Your son sometimes gets so frustrated with his reading homework that he’s brought to tears. When exactly should you reach out to your child’s teacher?

Encouraging Your Child to Read

As parents, we know that throughout their lives, our children will benefit in so many ways from well-developed reading skills.  That’s why we start teaching them when they are little, sitting and reading to our kids, pointing out words and pictures.  And young children typically experience joy when first learning to read.  But as they… Read more »