You’re already stressed out at school. It’s been a long road this school year and January isn’t even totally over yet! You’re already counting down the days to June. This year, this grade, just can’t be over soon enough. It’s not just one thing, that would be too easy. Everything is just going wrong and […]
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 […]
When you look around the carpool lane, every other parent seems to just have it. These highly successful parents are smiling, laughing, and look stress-free. What is their secret? Whatever it is, you want it! And you want it right now. Because school is definitely not easy-peasy for you. Every day is a struggle. Your […]
Time to head back to school…again. Ugh. You just don’t know how to fix your school year! Your stomach is in absolute knots already. Just thinking about it makes you feel slightly sick to your stomach. No matter what you’ve tried, it’s just not going well. Every single day feels like an absolute knock-down, drag-out […]
Poor grades. Lack of enrichment. No communication. IEP or 504 Plan non-compliance. Behavior issues. With so much going on at school, it can be easy to blow your top. And that is the exact opposite of what you should do. Losing your temper at school or with teachers doesn’t solve any problems. Plus, it can […]
Palms are sweaty and your stomach feels a little queasy. The clock ticking on the wall seems to both be going very slowly and speeding right along. Suddenly, you hear your name called. Oh no! It’s your turn to talk to the teacher. But what should you say?
Conferences are coming… And they are coming very quickly. Parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of your child’s education. Unfortunately, they are unbelievably short and jam-packed full. But you can make the most of every minute of your conference with a few pro tips and a […]
You’ve followed the plan exactly. Homework in the same spot nightly. Awesome breakfast every morning. You talk to the teacher on the regular, too. But something is just not quite clicking and your child’s grades are not looking awesome. Here’s exactly what to do when grades are low…
Woohoo!!! You’ve made it (kind of). It is just about officially the halfway point of the first quarter or trimester!!! Right around now, you should be receiving that first progress report or updates about your child in school. Cue the freakout.
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 […]
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 […]