Elementary school

Please Don’t Force My Kids To Read

December 18, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com It starts as early as elementary school: the forced reading schedule. Most of our kids learn to read on their own by the second grade, and then before we know it, they are being asked to read a specified amount every night. First it’s for ten minutes, then twenty, then half an […]

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How Back-To-School Night Gave Me PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

September 23, 2014
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It’s that time of year again: Back-To-School Night season. Depending on the age of your kid(s), it could mean finding your way through the halls of a high school to hear each teacher talk to you for a whopping ten minutes about their curriculum for the year. By the time you’re done, you’re exhausted and […]

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September Then Vs. September Now

September 16, 2014

We’ve all heard that expression “what a difference a year makes.” In our case, the difference is HUGE. Last September, Little Dude was being home-schooled. This September, he’s back in our local elementary school full-time. Last September, Little Dude and I were living in Boston while he underwent treatment at MGH (Man’s Greatest Hospital). This […]

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How To Kill Time On Your Child’s Last Day Of School (When It’s Only 30 Minutes Long)

June 20, 2013
Time will pass, will YOU?

Tomorrow is my son’s last day of 3rd grade at our local elementary school. Every year I am outraged by the fact that the last day of school is only 30 minutes long. Yes, you read that correctly. It is NOT a typo. One half hour. 30 Minutes. Or, 1,800 seconds. Ridiculous, I know. Besides […]

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