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Kindergarten Kids – Rules for the end-of-the-year play

Problem:   Your kid has spent weeks preparing for her special end-of-the-year play. She’s spent hours memorizing songs and dance moves. Singing and speaking, being quiet, and watching, readying. And it’s all been hush-hush. She wants it to be a … Continue reading

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My Five Year Old Is Not Your Strong Leader

As I walked with my children to school an hour ago, in between paying exactly equal attention and lavishing exactly equal praise to my twins so that they would remain in a human-like mood at least until we got to … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Shining Stars of Horror

Problem: It’s finally happened. After more than a month, one of your children is the “shining star” of the classroom. Unfortunately for me, when this happens, instead of being able to fully celebrate, I have to go back and forth … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Ignore It

Problem:  Even though your kids (by which, of course, I mean my kids), are making great strides toward become actual rational human beings, they still turn into puddles of teary snot when you don’t give them what they want. (And you … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Entitlement

Problem:   Your kid is entitled (and by your kid, I mean my kids). He’s so entitled. You give him a toy plane (oh, I don’t know, for example) and instead of saying thank you and playing with the plane, he … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – Self-fulfilling Prophecies

Problem:  Your kids are crying, so you tell them to stop. Or, your kids are laughing so you tell them to stop, not because you don’t want them to laugh, but because you don’t want them to cry, which usually … Continue reading

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First Day of Kindergarten

Well, last night was rough, I didn’t sleep well. My kids are kindergarteners now, and that’s kind of a big step…for me. Hopefully not for them, right? Anyway, here are a few snaps we managed to get off at 7:30 … Continue reading

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What Do You Do With Spirited Kids?

“Mama, I don’t like the doctor appointment.” My daughter said that sullenly as we walked out of the door of the pediatrician’s office this afternoon. They didn’t get any shots, and they usually love the doctor (weirdos), but this time … Continue reading

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Ask a Teacher – What Should You Do if your Kid Has a Summer / Fall Birthday?

Answers provided by teacher Emilie Blanton, who blogs at Teaching Ain’t for Heroes! 4/10/13: What should you do if your child’s birthday falls in the cut-off period between preschool and kindergarten? “I was asked recently about what to do with a … Continue reading

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