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First Day of School

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

Posted 10.23.2015 | Good News

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 | Parents

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 ...

5 Ways to Help Kids Get Through School Jitters

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
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 08.25.2015 | Parents
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 | Parents

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" a...

Another First Day

Adina Ciment | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
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 08.19.2015 | Parents
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 | Parents

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 | Parents
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 | Parents
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 | Parents
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.

My Last First Day Of High School

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 11.10.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

It seems like just yesterday when I was going to kindergarten with my twin, Kayleigh, and one of my best friends to this day, Joey. I remember vaguely learning how to write my name and learning about shapes. Where did the time go?

The 5 Things I Wish My Kid's School Had

Kim Simon | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

Think how much nicer we'd be in the drop-off line if we had a warm PSL waiting for us while we kissed our little learners goodbye. If you give a mama a muffin... well, you know how the story goes.

A Preconceived Look At Your Oldest's First Day Of School

Mike Reynolds | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I've built up what the first day of school is going to be like for my daughter so much that I wake up some mornings thinking it's already happened.

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.

Remembering My Childhood In Back-To-School Outfits

Lori Ferraro | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

The planning of the "first day" outfit was critical in a young girl's life; the night before these ensembles were painstakingly laid out in the shape of a dead body on my bedroom carpet, ready to jump into fashion action early the next morning.

On the First Day of School, My True Extrovert Said to Me...

Katia Bishops | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

from inside the building, he looked at me and melted into his shoulders as he pulled at his teacher's sleeve. "Excuse me," he said and broke down in tears, "I love my mommy."

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...

Dear Teachers

Susie Johnson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Susie Johnson

As we enter another school year, I want to take a minute to write you this note and let you know how much I appreciate what you are about to embark upon with my children.

High Anxiety

Marcia Liss | Posted 10.25.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

Galit Breen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.

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.

The Last Day Of Summer

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

The colors in the sky will soothe us by reminding us that endings can be beautiful and inspirational and lead us into bright futures. After it's over, we will go to bed at a reasonable hour so that we can get up early, ready to face whatever the future brings.

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.