I have spent years juggling my three jobs: teacher, mother, and alcoholic. By Jennifer Dines
Her posters reminded me that the little home-learning sanctuary we had created was now coming apart. By Katie Greulich
With all the changes in 2020, one thing has remained constant: being bullied is a traumatic experience for kids. By Lori Orlinsky
I am carrying my own maternal fears right now and also those of my patients. By Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco
You might love it. Maybe not every day, but there will be moments. By Laura Catherine Hanby Hudgens
Each project was meant to show a child’s mom that she is appreciated. Respected. Loved. By Wendy Kennar
This job is hard—physically, mentally, emotionally—it’s so damn hard. By Maureen Boesen
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When spoken language becomes a comfortable extension of a child’s being, speaking boldly is no longer a hurdle. By Megan Houston Sager
A mom created the sign-up sheet. Two moms were listed as the contact people. Moms filled in every slot. By Marya Markovich
I’m a third grade teacher. No amount of cursive writing instruction is going to bridge literacy gaps or resolve comprehension deficits. By Michelle Riddell
“Baby, it might be a mistake,” my mother said. “Sometimes they accidentally send these things out to the wrong people.” By Rebecca Potter
By the age of five, bilingual children largely catch up to their peers who speak just one language—and then overtake them. By Kristina Klausen
The goal isn’t to lecture your children but to kick-start their critical thinking. By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
Using script forces a child’s brain to slow down. It allows for deeper thoughts, more expansive word choices, and increased imagination. By Michelle Riddell
None of the parents I know are copping to having a kid who is average.
By Christie Tate
Why do so many kids have tutors? Are the placement requirements that lax or is everybody just trying to get a leg up?
By Francie Arenson Dickman