Join our bloggers as they share their experiences on the challenges and joys of helping children succeed in school.
For most students, the school year is coming to an end in the next few weeks. But as a parent, how do you know if your child is prepared for the next phase? Here is a simple checklist for your preschool or kindergarten child... Read more
My grandma passed away last Friday. And worse, I missed her funeral.
It’s not as bad as it seems. I’m sad of course; literally, as I type this, her funeral is taking place more than 12 hours away in another state.... Read more
When children struggle in school, they are often having difficulty with many things. They may have poor ability to focus their attention, low reading and spelling skills, working memory issues, or problems with executive func... Read more
Academic “redshirting” (holding children back so that they're older when entering kindergarten) has been a hot topic lately. But, many years ago, before the term redshirting was borrowed from college football and ... Read more
I’ve spent nearly 15 years celebrating Mother’s Days. And after a while it sort of gets mashed into all the other days and craziness of May. School is winding down, with end of year celebrations and field trips, p... Read more
Students who struggle in school often have gifts in areas that do not relate to academics. For example, they may be amazing artists, musicians, athletes, actors or dancers. When thinking about summer plans for these students,... Read more
Parents, what do you think about this story?
A young Indianapolis teenager, who is openly gay and has been repeatedly bullied at school, was given a stun gun by his mother to protect himself.
And when the young man, Da... Read more
To borrow a phrase from a classic Beatle’s song that feels especially applicable, “I read the news today, oh boy…”
The news in this case is the passing of writer Maurice Sendak, the man who penned whi... Read more
Moms, I’m here to let you know that all those little things you do for your children are noticed!
During these past two weeks, my 1st grade class has been preparing for our annual “Mother’s Day Tribute.&rdqu... Read more
My girlfriends, Mom friends, BFFs (whatever you want to call them), save my life on a regular basis.
This photo, at right, is from a recent birthday party for my friend Julie, the woman in the tiara (I’m sitting next to... Read more