This perfect after school checklist will give your routine a template to make each day a little more organized (thereby making mornings easier too!). Hello. My name is Hilary and I am the mother of a new Kindergartener. She is adorable, but we have Kindergarten ALL day and when she comes home you’d think she’s […]
Creating a science fair project and board can be a time consuming but worthwhile project. Today we’re going to talk about some ideas for science fair projects, how to run a science fair at your school, and how to help your kid get the greatest benefit from their time in the science fair. I run […]
We have discussed positive self-talk for kids, but what are some affirmations, or positive statements your kids can say to themselves to set the intention for a positive future? Their inner dialogue affects a lot of what comes out. When children choose positive thinking, it allows them to boost growth in a positive way. This […]
Let’s talk about HOW to get kids to do homework, but ALSO how to help YOU know exactly WHY you are doing homework, so that you can be a more effective advocate, cheerleader and helper, when homework comes.
Why SHOULD students have homework? Is it really worth it in the long run? Let’s talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages of homework. SHOULD students have less homework? Honestly, I think so — but let’s talk it through! I had a post go wild on my Facebook page the other day. It was […]
Recently, teachers in Arizona went on strike. This post is going to talk about what happens during a teacher strike, how it works, and what happens to students. Table of contents What happens to students during a teacher strike? Why do teachers strike? How long can a teacher strike last? How does a teacher strike […]
Ever wondered how to raise resilient kids who are able to let teasing and mean comments “roll right off” them? Ever wish you sort of had that skill as an adult too (me too!)? Today, I’m having Niecy Westmoreland from Nerding.org on. She was actually my son’s 3rd-grade teacher, she runs AMAZING after school and […]
What Do I Do if My Child is Being Bullied? Bullying is a target word anymore. Kids cry that they’re being “bullied” even when it’s harmless teasing. How can you tell the difference and what do you do if your child is being bullied? I had gum put in my hair. I had glasses and […]
Homework is a nightly ritual that some kids have the hardest time with. In this post, I’m going to share six tips for focusing on homework or studying. Can the skills elementary kids learn on homework focus translate to the upper grades and college? Tips to Staying Focused on Homework I think it can be […]
Back to school meltdowns: Heading into the new school year means changing schedules and new challenges. Learn how to understand what’s going on and how to help your child at this precarious time.