Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

February 15, 2015
by Frances
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Stop the Insanity: Drilling and Testing in the Early Years–Part 2

If you are a parent of one of these fabulous kindergarten or pre-K kids who are not interested in ‘school’ as it is, do not let yourself be isolated and intimidated and second-guess yourself.  You know much more about your … Continue reading

February 8, 2015
by Frances
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Stop the Insanity: Drilling and Testing in the Early Years–Part 1

I learned to read before I went to school.  It wasn’t because my mother stood in front of me with flash cards for hours every day.  It wasn’t because my dad prepared an advanced protocol for subliminal messaging during sleep.  … Continue reading

September 3, 2014
by Frances
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Humor Must Have an Element of Truth……

For all you parents of  kindergarteners, this should make you smile and know you are not alone. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-greene/memo-to-three-year-old-slackers_b_5698928.html?utm_hp_ref=education-reform#comments

April 24, 2014
by Frances
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Preschool: Pre-K and Kindergarten

You are contacted for the third time in the past two weeks, by your son’s pre-K teacher.  She’s a sweet young thing, fresh out of school and unmarried, with starry-eyed enthusiasm for teaching, ready to give these kids the extra  … Continue reading