“I hate Maddie!” little Jenny roared on the way home from school one day. “She thinks my hair is ugly, and now Sarah won’t let me sit with them at lunch. So they’re not my friends anymore. I hate them both!” she exclaimed while her mom checked her face from the rearview mirror. Jenny’s flushed… Read more »
Thirteen-year-old Jared Cobb describes himself as an “intuitive” student. He receives straight A’s in eighth grade and next year, as a freshman in high school, he’ll enter five honors classes. What’s the secret of his success?
Families across the mid-state will jockey for positions in bathrooms and across breakfast tables as they bustle off into a new school year. Be ready!
Once the kids gets off the bus and into the school, we easily assume they will be safe and protected from harm. Yet the Columbine High School tragedy nine years ago continues to resonate when the subject of school danger comes up.
“My son Jonathan had gone to two full and three half-days of preschool the year before he went to kindergarten,” says Andrea, a local mom. “I knew he was ready and eager to start ‘big kid’s school.’ It never occurred to me to ask myself if I was ready for Jonathan to start school.
Andrew is intelligent, capable and creative. He loves science, comic books and computer games. He also loves to give his teacher a headache. Because Andrew is intelligent, capable and creative his teacher expects him to do well in school.
Last February, local grandmother, Janet Davies, took her 9-year-old granddaughter, Lillie, to Honduras to meet Cindy Carolina Maria José Murta, a little girl Davies sponsors at the Our Little Roses children’s home. Lillie, who’d had several years of weekly Spanish classes in school, ironically had a difficult time conversing with little Cindy. “Being in Honduras… Read more »
Three days after being accepted into a Ph.D. program, Cari Weber got some more exciting news: she was pregnant with her first child. Terrified by the thought of balancing parenting responsibilities with her academic ones, she wrestled with the idea of quitting school. But, two weeks after giving birth, she found herself back in the… Read more »
You’re sitting in a parent/teacher meeting and the teacher is telling you how much the other children enjoy your son, Josh.
OK, so you’ve established discipline with your toddler. Now see how it is important to carry on in order to build a strong foundation for the school years.