Tag Archives: school

Hooray! School!

  If your children or grandchildren are anything like mine, they were looking forward to starting school after the long, hot summer, equipped with their new books and school supplies. No doubt, you, too, are hoping that their enthusiasm about … more

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Finding the Right School

  Recently a girl in the seventh-grade asked her parents if she could switch schools. She went to an excellent junior hi, but was not happy. Her reasons made sense and reflected the thinking of a girl who was mature … more

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Understanding Anxiety in Young Children

It was dark outside. My 4-year-old granddaughter was about to cross the sidewalk, when she noticed a swarm of black ants covering the area on which she was about to step. Alarmed at the sight of them, she froze in … more

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Questions Matter Most | Kids

A forth-grade teacher recently told his students not to ask any questions until he was finished teaching a certain section of a text.  One little girl raised her hand and meekly said, “But I already have a question, and if … more

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The Bridge Between Home and School

  When a child enters first grade, anticipation and anxiety mix together over this exciting milestone. As the first day of school approaches, a parent wonders, “Will my child like his teacher?” “Will the teacher like my child?” “Will my … more

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