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Starting Kindergarten

States Take Steps For Full-Day Kindergarten

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. In the not too distant past, kindergarten was a place where childr...

Letting Go When Your Grip Is Tighter Than You Think

Jenn Horton | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

I easily could have said, "You can do it, honey. I love you!" There wasn't fear in her eyes or timidity in her voice. She would have been better than fine. But I couldn't let go. I chose to hold onto her for just a little bit longer.

My Promise To My Son As He Starts Kindergarten

Kathy Glow | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Kathy Glow

I know you will have struggles. I know you feel insecure and alone at times. But you are YOU. You ARE bold and brazen and confident, and you make friends and put yourself out there. You are just fine. You are in kindergarten. And it will be awesome.

WATCH: The First Day Of School, According To Kindergartners

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents

These newly-minted kindergartners were so delightfully frank when asked about the first day of school -- before AND after the fact -- that their moms ...

A Letter to a Generation of Parents (on the Eve of Back-to-School)

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

They are looking for someone -- anyone -- to look at them. Someone who is willing to look past all the cocksure, iPhone-wielding bravado. Someone who is willing to look upon all their insecurity and awkwardness.

How I Knew My Daughter Was Ready for Kindergarten

Nicole Sprinkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Nicole Sprinkle

made peace with the fact that she was going to be in the middle of the pack this year, end of story. More importantly, she loved her first year in kindergarten. Once I embraced the idea that she could be good but not necessarily the best, something lifted.

My Wardrobe Malfunction on my Daughter's First Day of Kindergarten

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

It seems only fair to share with fellow Moms my anxiety-fueled wardrobe malfunction on the morning of my daughter's first day of kindergarten.

'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten Part II: What Parents Can Expect from the School Year

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Your child is ready to see what this "elementary-school thing" is all about, but what about you? As a parent, what can you expect from your child's kindergarten experience?

'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

My daughters like to talk. It's when they are not talking that I know something is up -- which is how I detected my girl was a bit apprehensive about her first day of kindergarten.

Raise Your Hand if You Have Kindergarten Jitters

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeana Lee Tahnk

He went from a baby to a boy in what seems like the blink of an eye and as the start date approaches, I'm not sure who needs more preparation, he or I.