Parent Confession: I Hate Doing Homework

Parent Confession: I Hate Doing Homework

I have a confession to make. I hate homework. I hate doing it. I hate helping with it. I hate the mere existence of it. It started in kindergarten, and year by year, it gets worse. I already did 15+ years of it myself. Now, I have many more years of helping my kids with their homework! Read More

Mommy Me Time

Mommy Me Time

We all have our mommy to-do lists. After dropping off the kids, working a full day with deadlines that never end, picking up the kids, making dinner, doing homework, giving baths, reading stories before bed and doing housework, I am too tired to do anything for me. I just put on my pjs and go to sleep. I know that tomorrow will be the same as today. That’s why I realized that taking time for myself is necessary. Read More

We Need to Stay Present in Our Kids’ Lives

We Need to Stay Present in Our Kids’ Lives

While preparing for my next lesson on digital citizenship, I reread an article last week discussing sexting as the new first base in dating relationships. I was appalled by what the article said but not surprised. I read articles like this all the time so that I can be sharing with students the dangers of social media. Yet I instantly shook my head and said to myself, “My own kids will never be in the situation to do this.” Read More

Should Kids Write Thank You Notes?

Should Kids Write Thank You Notes?

Growing up, I was required to write thank you notes for all my birthdays. My grandma would always call after my birthday and ask if I’d gotten her card in the mail. I always felt awful if I didn’t acknowledge her with a phone call or note. I have to admit, it might have been months later before I finished the last thank you note, but I did get them all done, every year, every time. Read More

We Learn From Our Failures, Not Our Successes

We Learn From Our Failures, Not Our Successes

The batting average. Sitting on the bench. Not receiving the perfect score on a test. Not meeting expectations on a project. The rejection letter to our college of choice. The rejection letter after an interview. To many students, these scenarios are unfamiliar. To some, these situations can be considered failures. Read More

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