- Lilsugar | Back To School | Mon, Aug 27, 2012 6:29 PM EDT | CommentsSource: Fun Activities to Encourage Going Back to School
Make heading back to the classroom tons of fun with activities that will ease anxieties and encourage organization. Along with picking up all those must-have school supplies, make some time for enjoying activities with back-to-school as the main theme. This gives kids a chance to share concerns and revel in the last days of Summer. From arts and crafts to exciting charts, these fun activities will have your little one ready to grab his backpack and head back to the classroom.
- Back-to-School Countdown Chain: If you've got a few days left before heading back to the classroom, make a countdown chain with this fun printable. Simply print, cut, loop together, and glue to create the chain with your little one. Each day before heading back to school, your child can pull off a chain and do the activity.
- Bravery Badges: Boost lil one's self-esteem with fun and simple bravery badges that are perfect to make before heading back t
- Yourtango.com | Back To School | Fri, Aug 24, 2012 4:28 PM EDT | Comments
...Read More »If you're a parent, within the next few weeks, you will begin back-to-school shopping for your children. As you spend money on the latest sneakers, clothes and school supplies, stop for a minute and think about all of the money you just spent on materialistic items. Then, evaluate how much time you spent on sending your child back to school with renewed self-esteem for the upcoming year.
Does Your Child Need a Confidence Boost?
As parents, we invest thousands upon thousands of dollars on providing our children with the latest video games, toys and computers. This year, why not take steps toward investing time into your child's emotional development? In today's world, with instances of bullying occurring at all ages, healthy emotional development is critical to seeing our children become successful as preschool, elementary, middle school and high school students.
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As a parent, I am guilty of buying my children materialistic items. After all, I am human and I want to give my
- The_stir | Back To School | Mon, Aug 27, 2012 7:25 AM EDT | CommentsFive children, ranging in age from two to 13 years old,died in a horrific car accident on the way to a water park yesterday. They were riding in an SUV crammed with ten children total and two adults. There weren't enough seats for all 12 passengers. And it pains me to add that there were no car seats, either. Not even for the two-year-old.
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The SUV rolled several times on its way down an encampment and nine of the children were thrown from the car. These kids piled into the car at the beginning of the day, looking forward to a day of fun. And they trusted the adults to get them to the water park safely. Those adults failed them -- tragically.
I can see how all this must have happened. Lord knows I traveled this way a time or two when I was a kid. You, too? I think seat belts and child seats and car safety in general was popularized sometime in the 1980s. Before that, it was practically a...Read More »
- Good Housekeeping | Parenting | Wed, Aug 22, 2012 5:21 PM EDT | CommentsPaige Zimmer was so proud of one of her third-grade students - the boy had saved up his allowance to buy books at the book fair - that she decided to contact his parents and tell them. The task should have been easy, but it wasn't. Why? "Because parents always get so nervous when they hear it's me," says Zimmer, who teaches in Elkridge, Maryland. "I do sometimes call with good news. I wish parents knew that."
Tips to Help Kids at School
What else do teachers want you to know? And what do they need you to do? Good Housekeeping went into classrooms at schools around the country and talked to the teachers who spend their days with your children. Here's what they said about how you can help them help your kids:
1. Don't be a stranger!
Talk to your child's teacher early and often. Back-to-school night shouldn't be the only time you connect, says Tracy Weinberg, associate director of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented in Austi...Read More »
- Babble.com | Parenting | Thu, Aug 23, 2012 2:27 PM EDT | Comments
Whether it's a day you and your children have been anxiously awaiting or quietly dreading, summer is drawing to a close and the first day of school is upon us. It's almost time to charge up your camera and begin thinking about how best to capture your child's first day of school. Whether it's their first day of kindergarten or their last first day as a high school senior, these are memories you will want to treasure forever. Here are a few ideas and tips to ensure you capture a snapshot worthy of a frame. - By Amber Doty
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