We teach our children that they should be allowed to express themselves even if it means being different from other kids. Which is why it upset me to learn that a school in North Carolina is preventing a 9-year-old boy from doing just that. Little Grayson Bruce is a big My Little Pony fan.
He loves it so much that he has a Rainbow Flash backpack lunchbox, but his school, a part of Buncombe County Schools, is banning him from carrying it because they say it is a "trigger for bullying." Give me a break!Continue Reading >
Your kids probably have apps for movies, games and music on their phones and tablets, but a more helpful use of that coveted memory card space might be a few homework apps that will make keeping track of assignments, grades, and exams a whole lot easier. There are even fantastic apps that will help your children ace their homework and save you some money! Check out six of our favorites:Continue Reading >
The bullying conversation is one that every parent needs to have with their child. While some people still hold the belief that bullying is simply a part of childhood that every kid has to navigate, it can be very dangerous. With the Internet and social media, it is extremely difficult for children to escape bullies, even when they are supposedly safe at home. As parents, we need to be both proactive and reactive in order to protect our kids. Read these six tips for avoiding and addressing bullies:Continue Reading >
Now that back-to-school shopping is complete and your kids are arriving home each day with backpacks full of permission slips, library books, homework assignments, and who knows what else, chances are you're trying to figure out just how you're going to keep track of everything over the course of the next nine or 10 months. To keep frustrations, chaos and clutter at bay, you'll need to be ultra-organized. How can you do this? Well, read on for some pretty genius organization ideas.Continue Reading >
During back to school season everyone seems to focus on the kids. What the kids need, supplies, clothes, meals, the whole shebang. What about the parents? There are parents out there who are worn out by the end of summer. They are ready to kick their kids out of the house for back to school and have no problem sharing their excitement with the world. I mean, parents love their kids, but we're also only human, right?Continue Reading >
It's almost September, and long days of slow, relaxed mornings, late-night firefly chases and almost non-existent schedules are coming to a close. It's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping, homework and after-school activities. Your kiddos are probably excited, nervous and everything in-between, especially since the changeover from lazy summer weeks to hustle-and-bustle semesters can often be tricky. But with a bit of planning and organization, you can help make the transition a smooth one for your children. Check out the tips below for a head start on prepping your kids for their return to school.Continue Reading >
It's back-to-school season! Exciting time for all involved. Now during this time of the year, students get a lot of attention. We're thinking about all the things they need: supplies, clothes, and lunches. What about the teachers? Let's not forget about the teachers. This is a HUGE time of the year for them as well and it's never too early to get in good with them show them some appreciation.Continue Reading >
For parents with a mile-long list, back-to-school shopping is often a dreaded task, especially for those who have more than one kid. Not only will you have to deal with massive crowds, sold-out supplies, and increasingly extensive requests from your child's school, but you're likely already hearing a whole lot of "I wants..." from your children. So how exactly are you supposed to get all the shopping done without busting your budget? By following our five tips below!Continue Reading >
We all want the very best for our kids and now that school is starting back up, the pressure is on. With decreased budgets and increasingly bloated classroom sizes, teachers are pinched for time, energy and resources, and simply can't mentor each individual child, regardless of how good they are. So how can you make sure your child stands out from the crowd? Here are five things you can do to giver yor kid a head start:Continue Reading >
It's back-to-school season all over the place, but in my home it's the whole start-of-going-to-school era. You see, my eldest just started kindergarten and although she was blessed to go to a great preschool, this, my dears, is the real deal. She has started her journey in formal education and can I just say it is a VERY BIG DEAL?
This beautiful child of mine resisted the idea of kindergarten for months. When we told her she would be switching from her preschool to a school for "big" kids, she shook her head and said, "You can't make me go!"Continue Reading >