My kid is quite the poet. After seeing pictures of our Bermuda vacation, he dropped some wisdom on his teacher that just needs to be shared.
Who do you tip at Christmas? Everyone, it seems. But there is particular angst over tipping teachers at Christmas. Why? Giving a Christmas gift to teachers isn't a decision you should struggle with, it should be a no brainer.
Amy Murray has struck a nerve with her essay about THAT child, the kids who need special attention in class. But what about THAT teacher? The one who can't cope?
Here's 3 easy ways to teach kids how to tie laces. At least that's what the video says, our boys are going back-to-school with velcro shoes from GEOX.
An old guitar was found in a corner of Nana's house. Zacharie asked if he could learn to play guitar and next thing you know, we took it home.
If you don't want your kids to experience 'the summer slide' while on vacation from school, grab some Summer Bridge Books. The workbooks offer a few pages of math, literacy, language and more each day. It's nothing difficult, just enough to keep them in focus. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE STORY
It is class mascot season. Charlie has brought home Patch, a lovely stuffed Panda to entertain for the week. I hope we don't get pink eye. Again.
You can dismiss Santa all you want, but when you see kids writing letters and practicing penmanship, you'll see it's a pretty cool myth to keep alive.
As a parent, I don't fully understand Minecraft. But I know that kids love it, parent friends love it, and schools love Minecraft. It's a great gateway to get kids excited about hacking culture, and being masters of computers to create what they want. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR THE STORY.
The first week of back-to-school was easy. The second one? Well, it turned out to be like the second week of a diet - we had the best intentions, but failed to live up to expectations. Here are some ways we're trying to turn it around..