Why I Don’t Help My Kid With Homework…And You Shouldn’t Either

I’ll let you in on a little secret…I am not smarter than a third grader. Especially when it comes to math. Not the math that served my generation and the many before me just fine (although, truth be told, I wasn’t that great at that math either:). The new math.  Common Core math. The math that takes you around the block when all you want to do is go across the street.
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Back To School: Helping Children Set Goals For The School Year

The school year is well underway, and teachers have been busy setting goals and expectations for their students in the classroom.  But it’s also important to spend some time at home discussing what your children want to achieve this school year and what you expect of them. Continue reading

Back To School: 12 Questions To Get Your Kids To Talk About Their Day

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Today was officially J’s first day of school.  I can’t wait to pick her up to ask her how her day was just so she can reply, “good.”  Does this happen to you?  You want to know what your kids have been up to in school and all you get is a one word answer?   Continue reading

Back To School: Lunchbox Love

lunchbox loveIt’s back to school time already!  I’m always looking for creative ways to welcome kids back to school and what better way than to show them a little Lunchbox Love! Continue reading

5 Creative Tips To Welcome Your Kids Back To School

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My daughter started second grade on Monday, so I am little behind the ball in posting this.  But if your kids haven’t started (or even if they have), here a few creative things you can do to help them transition from summer slacker to serious student… Continue reading