All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (297)

Texting with the Shorties

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As a parent, technology is often my worst enemy.  Not only does it turn my son into a zombified video game addict half the time, but it also gives me gray hairs worrying about the prospect of someone sending a damn naked picture to one of my middle schoolers.  (*Gasp!!!*)  However, I'm starting to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 18, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

School Avoidance (Part 2 of 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, we have had an increase in calls to our Family Support Line related to children refusing to go to school. If you did not read the previous blog, it would be a good place to start regarding general information on heading off school avoidance in children.

What is school avoidance? The website, Human Illnesses, defined school avoidance as “when children and teens repeatedly stay home from school or are repeatedly sent home from school, because of…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on December 13, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Juggling the School Holiday

I cannot be the only one...who, as a working mama, associates school holidays with a mad scramble to find someone to watch their child; making phone calls calling in favors, while dropping discreet reminders of something you did for that person in the recent past. Harboring hopes that the person you decide to ask will offer their assistance before you have to resort to begging and making future promises of your services when needed.…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

School Avoidance (Part 1 of 2)

We have had three calls to our Family Support Line in the last month related to children refusing to go to school. It occurred to me that this might be a good topic to address in the blog. In the twenty years that I have been working with children and families, I have noticed that school avoidance seems to rise around the holidays. I believe there are a few reasons for the peak in school avoidance around this time of year. The first is that the semester is finishing up and the stress…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Trying to Keep My "Cool"

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I swear it wasn't that long ago that my kids wanted to do EVERYTHING with me.  But lately, I'm starting to realize that maybe I'm not quite as cool as I once thought I was.  (*What the hell?!!*)  Fifth grade is bringing on a whole new desire for independence, and friends are…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 20, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

Fair or Homogenized Holidays?

I cannot be the only one...who wonders if removing any real discussions of religious holidays from our children's public schools, in an attempt to not push religion and/or not create an uncomfortable learning environment (I'm not really sure that either of these are the reasons), is limiting our children's…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 15, 2013 at 8:07pm — No Comments

The School Drop Off Zone

I cannot be the only one....who is sometimes frightened by her own kind, as in mommy drivers.  Every weekday morning, as we enter my son's elementary school, there is an especially treacherous area of the parking lot: the drop off zone.  As I attempt to safely pass the drop off zone, my head on a swivel looking for an…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 11, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Complete strangers REALLY like to tell me the whole story of their lives, regardless of how horrifically TMI it might be.

** The "Mind Blowing Science Kit" is clearly an outside toy.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 25, 2013 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

I dont want to go to school

 
 
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Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I might very well be the most unorganized person on the earth.

** Bite-sized candies can kiss (but not stick to) my ass.

** The only person who hates homework more…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 11, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It's too bad "Dexter" didn't have an alternative ending to make up for the super sucky one they showed us last Sunday night.

** I keep waving the white flag, but…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 27, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Are You Ready For The Homework Power Struggle?

For many parents the new school year also means the return of a familiar question, followed by what I will call “The Homework Power Struggle”. It starts off something like this…”Did you do your Homework?”….”I don’t have any homework!” AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! You know they have homework or at least something to study besides the text messages coming in every 5…

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Added by Gabriella Lassiter on September 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Isn't there a better way? A rant on standardized testing...

     In the newspaper today the MCAS results are listed, every school and the percentage of children who scored "proficient" or above. (MCAS is the required standardized in Massachusetts.) On the top of the page are the schools who had the highest percentage of children deemed "advanced" - and the lowest. I've never been a fan of standardized tests, but this is the first time it has really bothered me to see these numbers. All this…

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Added by Emma Craig on September 21, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to myself.  *itch*  *scratch* *sniff*

** Erectile dysfunction commercials make me really…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Preschool Teaching Tools For Toddlers

Last week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare.  I am sure that he will miss  his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church.  He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy.  I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Preschool” and he…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 3, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** The first week of back-to-school mornings are nuttier than squirrel poop.

** Nobody appreciates bedtime more than a parent.

** Mom guilt sucker punches me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 30, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Miche back to school SALE!!! Don't miss out!!

Aloha! In celebration of Hawaii Statehood Day on August 16, we’re bringing you a

fabulous Flash Promotion we call the Back-to-School Special! CLICK HERE to get started at 9am MT August 16th!!!

Summer is quickly coming to an end and the kids will soon be back in school. We think Momma needs

a brand new bag, don’t you? August 16–September 3, customers who spend $100 or more in Miche

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Added by Polly Workinger on August 23, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Have you Checked Out the BIRCHBOX Limited Edition Box?

Wishlist Wednesday: Limited Edition BirchBox

Talk about deals! Birch Box is offering this limited edition box. The Birch Box team created this box in honor of the girl who's heading back to school, does this qualify if I am starting my online MBA course? I think it does! I am new monthly…
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Added by Miss Worrell on August 23, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Backpack Can Greatly Reduce the Risks of Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

Is your child’s backpack too heavy, bulky, or about to burst at the seams because your child is constantly stuffing all of their school supplies, textbooks, library books, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings into their backpack?  A heavy backpack can cause long-term health problems or injuries.  Over the last few years, more children are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

The Big T Coastal $250 Cash Giveaway – Ends 9/15/13

 
Could you use some extra cash?  Check out this awesome $250 cash giveaway.  A big thank you to Big T Coastal for sponsoring this huge cash giveaway to support Voiceboks Back to School Social Party.  *Please share this giveaway with your friends and family members.* 
To Enter the Giveaway Please Click: …
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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

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