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Nov12
When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

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I’m worried something isn’t quite “right” with my daughter, but her school keeps finding excuses for not evaluating our concerns. Where do I turn for help?

Oct19
I Am Heading to Hell in a Handbasket Full of Homework

I Am Heading to Hell in a Handbasket Full of Homework

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Once I graduated from college I thought my homework days were over. Little did I know that once I had children I would have homework once again. These days just the word homework causes my shoulders to slump and release an exasperated sigh. The second question out of my mouth every single day is “What kind of homework do you have?”

Sep04
It’s A New School Year For Parents, Too

It’s A New School Year For Parents, Too

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Unless you know for a fact that your kid’s new teacher is a convicted felon, don’t freak out and call the principal if she wasn’t your first choice.

Apr13
Redshirting, from the Other Side

Redshirting, from the Other Side

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But what happens as the years pass? I never really hear people talk about this. What about redshirting from the other side of the equation, when these boys are getting ready to graduate and move on to college. Six, eight, ten years later are the parents still happy with their decision.

Apr07
7 Mnemonics Every Parent Should Know

7 Mnemonics Every Parent Should Know

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I like to work smart and sometimes we need some techniques to help us learn, or just remember so we can look smarter than our fifth grader. Here’s a list of the mnemonics that I think every parent should know.

Feb27
School Day Drama

School Day Drama

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My son throws a tantrum every morning about going to school! How do I make this transition easier for both of us?

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