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 […]
IEP meetings are super stressful, and full of more jargon than the Marine Corps. I’ve been in my fair share of these meetings, and I can tell you that parents who are prepared get what they want more often. Get the best for your child, with a few easy tips to get ready for your […]
Whew! 2017 was a doozy! Whether your child is in kindergarten or getting ready to head off to college, you’ve probably been through a lot of changes. There have been amazing moment and some very low points, too. 2018 is right around the corner. And school is not going to be slowing down!
Learn the best tips and tricks for your best school communication, as a parent!
Summers off must be nice! Oh, that’s cute. You think I do what every summer? Lounge by the pool sipping margs and poppin’ chips into my mouth?
These are some of the best questions I have been asked during a conference, and questions I wish I had been asked.
The worst has happened: your child is in trouble at school. What now?
Parents, you’ve been there: your kid is struggling over homework almost every night. Or he comes home and says that he did “nothing” all day. Or you are just not sure that she is getting what she needs from instruction. Or any one of a laundry list of other issues that might arise during the […]