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First Day of School

Lessons For Parents From The Front Lines

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Stuart Rhoden

As we enter this school year, please remember that care and empathy matter -- for teachers, for administrators, for other parents/ and yes, for ourselves.

‘First Day Of School’ Pic Alternatives For The Child-Free

The Second City | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
The Second City

School is officially back in session, which means one thing to the childless: Your social feed has been crammed full of first day of school pics. Feel...

This First Day Of School Photo Goes Out To All The Emotional Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home

The first day of school brings out a range of emotions in parents. Some jump for joy while others dissolve into puddles of tears. This dad definitely ...

An Adventurer's Guide To Back To School

Anne Armstrong | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Anne Armstrong

My son and I read "The Kissing Hand" as we curled up together... our last night before he became a kindergarten student. I watched him drift off to sleep, knowing in the morning things would be different.

One Kid's Before-And-After School Pics Truly Say It All

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home

Like many parents, Kelly O’Brien snapped a photo of her daughter, Francine “Franky” Meyer, before she left for her first day of school. She also...

Just Post The Picture Already

Jackie Goldschneider | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Jackie Goldschneider

Just take it from me, you really do have to post that first day of school photo. Just to keep us all from wondering where your kids are all day, so that everyone can go on with their lives without all that stress.

The Internet Can't Get Enough Of This Optimistic Fourth-Grader's TV Interview

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home

This kid’s enthusiasm for the first day of school can’t be beat. In a segment for FOX 7 Austin, reporter Tania Ortega interviewed fourth-grader Ke...

Mom Keeps It Real In Hilarious Back-To-School Photo

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home

First day of school? More like “first day of freedom,” at least according to one mom. Meghan Oeser, a mom of six who blogs at The Ultimate Spoon,...

To My Boy Going Into Middle School

Lori Ferraro | Posted 08.31.2016 | Home
Lori Ferraro

School starts next week and yes of course, in some ways I find myself anxious to get my 8 and 11 year old boys back into their routines. But summer ...

This Mom Is Every Parent After First Day Of Kindergarten Drop-Off

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home

The first day of school is an emotional time for parents who feel pulled between the struggle to let go and a sense of euphoria at the prospect of fre...

21 Hilarious Comics That Sum Up Back-To-School Season

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home

Summer vacation is coming to an end (and in some places, is already a distant memory). ‘Tis the season for school supplies, new schedules and the re...

A Look Back At The Good, The Bad And The Ugly -- The First Day Of School Outfit

Lori Ferraro | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Lori Ferraro

It’s back to school time ― even if you don’t have kids surely you know this based on a few things: The back to school aisle has been up at Targ...

3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

Julie Cole | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Julie Cole

Sure, the summer's slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy. But for me, after eight weeks, I welcome the opportunity to outsource my six children for six hours a day.

Prince George's First Day Of School Photos Are Too Cute To Handle

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.06.2016 | Home

Ever since the British royal family announced that Prince George would be starting nursery school at Norfolk's Westacre Montessori School this month, ...

Adorable Puppies Go to School And Have Classic First Day Jitters [VIDEO]

Posted 10.23.2015 | Home

Can you smell the fresh pencil shavings and crisp apples? The leaves are changing, sweaters making a return to department store shelves and students a...

Hilarious Mom Steals The Show In Daughter's First Day Of School Photo

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

A child’s first day of kindergarten is a special moment for a parent, often memorialized with photos of smiling kids holding up cute signs. For her ...

5 Ways to Help Kids Get Through School Jitters

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home
Stephanie Hepburn

Yesterday, I dropped off my 7-year-old at school. I held her hand as we wound around the school looking for her classroom and trying to make it before the bell signaled our tardiness. I tried to pass the one-year-old off to my husband so I could just focus on my daughter.

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

Adorable GoPro Video Shows The First Day Of School From A Kindergartner's Perspective

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.21.2015 | Home

Parents typically want to know how their children's first days of school went, but often receive no more than one-word answers like "fine" and "OK." T...

Another First Day

Adina Ciment | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Adina Ciment

I wonder if I'll ever get used to it. I mean, it's just another first day. Like every year. But even with some of my kids leaving high school, I still find myself praying as they walk out the front door, "This is my life. You have my world. Please take care of her."

Back To School Days: A Horror Story

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Craig Tomashoff

Now I love about high school. Sure the fear and contempt it inspires are universal and everlasting. However, the same can be said of everyday life. Like high school, life is real and unfiltered, immediate and intense. And that's not such a bad thing.

Pre-K Student Perfectly Sums Up Kids' Feelings On The First Day Of School

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Home

The first day of school is tough for everyone. It doesn't make it any easier when you're asked to talk about missing your mom on live television. But ...

Learning from Losing Lulu

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

A picture. I hadn't taken a picture of Arthur on his first day of school, of his shiny new backpack and his little knees emerging from his khaki shorts. No jerk in a Jetta was going to prevent me from taking a picture.

The Greatest Picture I Never Took

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

I began to wonder if I've started "chasing memories" -- deliberately manipulating our actions and behaviors so as to capture the perfect shot.

There Should Be A Word For What It Feels Like To Send Your Child To Middle School

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home
Glennon Doyle Melton

Someone needs to create a word that describes what happens inside of a mama's heart as she's watching her child walk into a school building.