You can't take for granted that all schools have adequate policies in place. Ask about them, ask for copies of them and go over them, when appropriate, with your child.
I cried a lot the first day at drop-off and don't think I'll ever stop missing having my kids with me during those hours. But, I have to admit, after just a week, I have noticed some unexpected perks.
As children head back to school, it's back to reality for parents too. Now is the time to organize our home offices for the homework that's soon to come.
Hold tight to your tenacity when people might not see your strengths. You know what you are capable of and do not need permission to sparkle. Just do your best, yet know that your best looks different every day.
School friends, teachers, mentors, coaches -- they all play a very vital role in how your child responds to the world. And while it is great to have a variety of influences, I just want to slip some of my knowledge and thoughts to Lily this fourth grade year.
As a parent, we take every little victory we can. So here are my top 10 suggestions for back-to-school breakfasts that are organic and healthy and will put your kids in a good mood to start their day.
Now that the big yellow bus has consumed my children, I'm sitting here alone in a quiet house, trying to distract myself with work and Facebook. It's sort of working, except for the fact that my stupid eyes keep leaking.
It is back to school time, but rather than waxing nostalgic about our memories (those smells of chalk, mixed with industrial strength cleaning fluid, ...
I do miss the years when my kids were young, but I'm still enjoying the text message updates they send me from between classes and I'm still enjoying the advice they are seeking from me.
It's natural to want to protect your children from pain, and of course you'll want to share the benefit of your own hard-earned wisdom. But going overboard with worry may only increase your child's anxiety and be a projection of your own experience.
Our teens are walking around in these adult bodies and sometimes we forget that they are still forging their way, trying to figure out how to de-stress and carry on conversations IRL.
By Carlie Ramer I am a native New Yorker, so when we moved to a small town down South ten years ago, there were many cultural differences to navigate...
Whether or not your child is feeling anxious about the start of school, you can use this time to talk to principals, guidance counselors and teachers about the importance of creating a classroom and school that feels safe and welcoming.
There are girls in every community in America who can benefit from the Girl Scout experience; girls who are waiting to be inspired by mentors, guides and role models.
Parents don't naturally know how to co-parent. When a separation in an adult relationship occurs, there are many emotions, stresses and time pressures that truly discourage constructive co-parenting.
When you've been bullied in the past, the first day of school isn't usually exciting. In fact, it can be terrifying. It's hard to walk back in the "lion's den," but there are a few things to do that can make it a little bit easier.