It's tough to give up the more leisurely pace of summer break and a bit sad to see the time go by so quickly, but there's no denying the excitement and promise that a return to school can bring. Here are ten subliminal signs that you're ready for the first school bell to ring -- whether or not you're ready to admit it.
With only one year -- kindergarten -- under our belts and no older sibling to pave the way, I'm still fairly new to all of this. When you find yourself throwing your hands up in the air and wondering, "is she even trying?" please know the answer is yes.
More than 100 children are killed every year walking to school. Another 25,000 are injured. And half of the 31 pedestrians killed while boarding a bus are children between the ages of 5 and 7. Yes.
I guess I just hate handing over the reigns of my kids to someone or something else. But at the same time, I am also out of ideas of how to entertain all of us and how to keep one step ahead of FEMA declaring my home a disaster site.
No matter how well adjusted parents and children are, the start of the school year is a time of high stress. Take the transition in stride and you and your children will have a much easier time with it.
Summer is sadly coming to a close. It is time to gear up for a new school year. Your kids will need new shoes, clothes, backpacks and tech skills. Part of setting your kids up for success includes guiding them to be good digital citizens.
Most of us understand that emotion can get in the way of learning and reasoning. But the conclusion many come to is that we need to sanitize the emotion out of our children's lives. Tamp it down. Stamp it out. Forbid it.
On your mark, get set, go! The mad dash to purchase that laundry list of "Back to School" supplies is here. While certain items like pencils, notebooks and paper are a no brainer, your child's backpack is something that should never be bought on a whim.
And just like that, my life is not my own. Not that it ever really was, but at least I could pretend I was in control for a while. Now that it's over, I'm back to being at the mercy of some strong force I cannot see. What's over? Why summer, of course.
College access and success programs have mainly focused on supporting first-generation students but families must also focus on how to appropriately support their students. Family support (apart from money) is as critical as any campus-based intervention designed to retain and sustain students. The following are five things families of first-generation students should consider before and after lugging that last footlocker into a dormitory and kissing goodbye.
It's that time of year again. The time where we head to Target to stock up on school supplies and send the kiddos on their way. Since back to school season can get pretty hectic I've come up with a few ways to help make this year a little more special for everyone... even moms!
With back to school right around the corner, it is time to hit the stores and stock up on all of the essential back to school items. This is most likely your first time away from home, so you will need to be sure and stock up on the necessities. Here are 10 tips to help you make it to semester break without needing to steal your roommates stuff.
While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.
I was registering Maggie for kindergarten, and sending her into an unknown place, with unknown teachers and children. Everyone we met was friendly, and smiled at my little girl. They made her feel welcomed. For mom, I felt welcomed, but still nervous.
Many parents who choose public school fall victim to negativity and doubt as they navigate the academic road of their children. Those with a different view of education along with fear-inducing misinformation cause once-confident parents to wonder if they've made a mistake.
I am a work-from-home mother of three who has spent the past few weeks dreaming of the new school year. Now that the 2015 school year is almost here, I can barely contain myself.