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First Day of Kindergarten

n the Fifth Day of Kindergarten...

Karen Cordano | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

The best parenting advice comes from my friend whose kids are about a year older than mine. She is close enough to the struggles I'm facing to remember clearly, but far enough away to have gained some clarity.

To Marie, On Your First Day Of Kindergarten

Erin Janda Rawlings | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Erin Janda Rawlings

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.

5 Differences Between The First Day of Senior Kindergarten and Junior High

Katia Bishops | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

"Are you excited about the first day of school?" asked no child ever. This is a question reserved for grownups.

7 Ways to Help Your Child Beat the First-Day Jitters

Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents

It’s the moment you’ve been dreading--OK, maybe slightly anticipating--all summer. Yes, it’s time to wave goodbye to your little ones as they he...

A Tale Of Kindergarten Hardship, In One Little Boy's Before-And-After Photos

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents

The first day of kindergarten can really do a kid in. The morning of day one is filled with so much promise for a youngster about to embark on the...

To My Fellow Moms, On The First Day Of Kindergarten

Kim Simon | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

As you take one last look over your shoulder to make sure that your little one is safely tucked into her classroom, and you wipe away the tears as you climb back into your (suddenly very quiet) car, remember this.

5 Things I Don't Want My Daughter to Learn in Kindergarten

Meredith Hale | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

As excited as I am for her, I'm nervous too. My daughter's funny, imaginative and most of all, open to everyone she meets. The real world has a way of stifling these traits -- of hardening even the tenderest of little hearts.

What I Couldn't Help Telling My Kindergartner

Wendy Francis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents
Wendy Francis

"I missed you today," I said. I know plenty of parenting books advise against saying this very thing to our kids; we're not supposed to make them feel guilty that we spent the day missing them. But it came out. It was the truth.

What Your Kid Really Needs to Learn in Kindergarten

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

When you are a new-to-elementary-school parent, you aren't quite sure what to expect. There is this strange pull somewhere inside you to make sure the teacher knows what an unusually smart and adorable child you are entrusting her with. Even if you didn't think you were that kind of parent.

Two Heartbeats

Jessica Halepis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Jessica Halepis

I had no idea at the time, but while I was receiving confirmation of the life burgeoning inside of me, another heart, my grandmother's, had stopped.

Interview with a Kindergartener

Ricky Choi, MD, MPH | Posted 10.14.2012 | Parents
Ricky Choi, MD, MPH

In the midst of the frenzy, hopes and expectations of the new school year, perhaps the best advice we can all follow is to relax and listen to our children.