If you’re already cringing just thinking about after school battles, it’s time for a homework fix. It’s so simple and easy to put this quick switch in place. Every family will love their less stressful afternoons!
Packing lunches gets old really fast, especially when you do it five times a week. Instead of sticking to just the basics, day after day and week after week, let’s jazz it up with a list of easy lunch box ideas!
Make back to school shopping a breeze this year with 5 easy ways that will keep you organized and stop you from overbuying!
The struggle is real. The tears, the fights, the neverending stress. It’s all just part of your daily after-school homework ritual. You’ve tried everything: tutors, breaks, changing locations, even bribes. Nothing has worked. You’re exhausted and at the end of your rope. With a new year, you are ready for a big change. Something daring, […]
Your school experience last year seemed like it was headed toward World War III, on a slightly smaller scale. Between the fights about grades and the issues with behavior, you were fit to tear your hair out. Let’s just say: last year was rough!
My knees are scrunched up tight under the desk. It’s increasingly uncomfortable to sit in the blue hard plastic chair that is about six inches too low for me. I’m straining to see the presentation on the board. It’s super awkward and weird to be in a room with approximately 40 adults at night, all […]
Does this sound familiar: Screaming. Yelling. Tears. Bribery. Throwing. Slamming doors and broken pencils. And that’s just you. The child attempting to DO the homework is ten times worse. If every night is a pitched battle over homework, it’s time to find a solution. Setting up a dedicated homework zone is the first step in […]
One of the best things that parents can do during back to school season is to build a great relationship with their child’s teacher. It can seem pretty daunting. After all, this person does hold your child’s education in their hands from September to June. You might not know the first thing about K-12 education. […]
It’s already one of those days. Your systems just aren’t working like they’re supposed to. And almost every day brings another email or phone call from school. If it’s not a low grade, it’s trouble on the playground, or acting out in class, or missing library books. This school year is off to a ROUGH […]
You don’t want to be “that parent.” You know, the one who emails the teacher every single day. This parent emails about every little thing, from an accidental scratch at recess to a missing yellow pencil that is identical in every way to every other pencil in the room yet still somehow special. Yeah, you […]
Shirts still have that new clothes smell. The sneakers are pristine and unscuffed. You even wrote a sweet little note for the lunch boxes. It’s the first day of school! Except that your kids are brand new to the area. You aren’t 100% on the best route to the school. Everyone is a little nervous […]
You’ve finished the back to school shopping. The kids have squeaky clean shoes and brand new clothes. Your coffee is even primed for the morning. And yet…you’re a little nervous to take this next step. For your kids to get another year older and bigger.
“Kids, what is 5×4?” *blank stares* “Seriously, you definitely covered this last year! Doesn’t anyone know?” *more blank stares* Summer slide. It’s sooooo real, and teachers are always playing catch-up for the first month or so of school. Help your teacher and hire a tutor this summer!
It’s in there again… A GIANT roll of completed work from my daughter’s school. It’s got to be at least 50 individual pages of worksheets. Yes, most of them are tracing or coloring pages, because she is three and in preschool. And I can’t just throw them away immediately because she would know. For older […]
Teachers, always asking for those pesky school supplies! And with good reason, too. After all, kids use things up quickly. Just look at your own at-home stash of stickers and crayons. It’s like elves come and steal them away in the night. Or the children actually eat the craft supplies. If you want to get […]