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What Teachers ::Really:: Want for Christmas

Last week, my husband and I spent a couple of hours hanging out with my son’s class at school—twenty 4 and 5-year-olds and their two teachers. We sang songs, read stories, built towers, played in the sand table, and helped them make homemade applesauce. By snack time, we were exhausted. Hubs and I went home […]

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Starting Back to School :: What Teachers Want Parents to Know

Happy Back to school time moms, dads, and children of all ages! This is a bitter sweet time for everyone. The first day back is always so fun! Everyone is excited for the new year to start. This includes teachers — who went to school specifically to teach not only your children, but everyone else’s […]

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Tough Conversations With Your Child’s Teacher: A Guide from a Mom and Former Teacher

We’ve all been there: the kiddo comes home with a low grade or complaint about another student or teacher. If you are like most parents, approaching a potential conflict with your child’s teacher makes for murky and uncomfortable waters. When a student myself, my parents rarely intervened in my education. If I had an issue with a […]

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Celebrate Your Village!

We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village” when it comes to raising children. I know some parents resent this notion, thinking it implies some removal of control over how their children are taught and disciplined. However, every year that progresses in this parenting gig—particularly as a single parent—I find my family’s village to be more and more essential. […]

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