Education

School Age

Ask Elizabeth - Parents Feel Separation Anxiety Too!

It’s one of the secrets of parenthood: Not just children get separation anxiety! Many parents are unprepared for the feelings of sadness and emptiness they have when separated from their children. The emotions that pop up when you leave your child with a babysitter or when you watch your child drive away on the school bus can span from a dull ache all the way to worry and panic.

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Getting to the Bottom of Teacher Troubles

"I hate school. My teacher is mean!” At one time or another, nearly every parent of a school-age youngster has heard their child express their displeasure with the entire educational establishment during a frustrating homework session or after a rough day. While you may initially brush off their dramatic declarations, what do you do if your child seems to be growing increasingly distressed with school and their teacher?

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15 Things a Kindergarten Parent Should Know

Most children, along with their parents, feel a little jumpy on the first days of Kindergarten. A range of emotions from anxiety to excitement will be felt within the family. Some preparation will make it easier on everyone to cope with this new transition. Banish first-day jitters with our 15 ways to be ready for the brand new adventure of your children starting school.

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Back to Basics - Is Your Backpack a Pain in the Neck?

You’ve just finished buying new school clothes and loaded up on all the supplies. Now it’s time to buy a backpack. When shopping for a backpack, function takes precedence over fashion. Comfort, support and size are very important factors that need to be considered when picking the right backpack. Just like kids in class, backpacks come in all different shapes and sizes. Avoid buying the biggest and cheapest backpack thinking you are getting a bargain. This purchasing strategy could actually be harmful to your child’s back.

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