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Twas the Night Before Kindergarten: Helping Your Child Know What to Expect this School Year


My daughters like to talk. Call it a girl thing, say it’s because I chattered endlessly to them when they were babies, or maybe they just have a lot to say. It’s when they are not talking, that I know something is up. The summer before my oldest daughter began Kindergarten, her ideas could be flowing at 100mph, but if someone asked her the dreaded, “Are you excited to start Kindergarten?” question, she would slam on the silence brakes.

It was such an unusual reaction for her, not just because of her love of conversation, but also because she has such a zest for life (more…)

‘Twas the Night Before Kindergarten Part I: What Parents Can Expect from the School Year


You’ve spent the summer calmly reassuring your nervous Kindergartener-to-be about the approaching school year. Together, you attended orientation and shopped for back-to-school clothing. Your child is ready to see what this “elementary-school thing” is all about, but what about you? As a parent, what can you expect from your child’s Kindergarten experience? (more…)

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