Make back to school shopping a breeze this year with 5 easy ways that will keep you organized and stop you from overbuying!
In September, you went into the year with high expectations. Now it’s January and things have happened. Maybe you are feeling beat down and overwhelmed. Deployment, PCSing, bad behavior, poor grades, and endless homework can all take a toll on parents. Right now it can be hard to feel refreshed and hopeful about this school […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
AHHHH! It’s August! When did this happen? And where did summer go?
Time is tight for everyone, but especially for busy parents. I know, I am one! But we should all try to make an effort to be involved with your child’s school and classroom as often as possible. Why? Well, let me tell you all about it!
Every student wants to be in her class, and every teacher wants to actually be her, complete with pet iguana and magic bus.
It’s here! Time to slurp up last ice cream cones, pull out those fresh new clothes and silently mourn the end of summer. Or maybe cheer if you have been entertaining the kids ALL SUMMER LONG. There are only so many times a parent can hear “I’m bored” before she goes insane.
At a new school? What to tell your child’s teacher on Day 1.