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Fear Busting Strategies: New School or New Grade

Whether it’s starting at a new school or just a different grade, this can be stressful time for your child. My son is prone to feeling anxious about new surroundings and people so every year when he starts a new grade we have had to find ways to help ease the stress he feels. When he started preschool…
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Ready, Steady

photo “Tell me how you’re feeling about the first day of school, Bob. How are you with it?” “I’m good. I think I’m good.” “I’m glad.” “I don’t know exactly what they’ll do there but I’m sensing I’ll have fun.”
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The Most Important Meal of the Day

What did I do?? I woke up at 4:00 a.m. this morning.  Larissa was babbling in her crib, and after 30 minutes, I relented and went to see why she was awake.  After recovering her pacifier and relieving her of her 40 lb. diaper, I tried to go back to sleep.  No dice. I was…
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Schultüte – First Official Day of School

Monday was officially Jacob’s first day of Kindergarten, and to kick off the celebration, we celebrated with a Schultüte (German School Cone) in honor of Daddy’s half German heritage.  It was first suggested to me by my mother-in-law and Mike’s cousin, and when I heard about it, I just thought it was such a great…
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First Day of School 2010

Everyone loves a good time, but even in the rowdiest bar, they still flicker the lights to signal that the party is o-ver. With that, I present to you….the first day of school 2010. This year I have a (gulp) 7th grader, a 5th grader, and a 3rd grader.  This would grieve me profoundly except…
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First Day of School

Today, I sent my baby off into the big world. Okay, well, I dropped her off for two and a half hours at her preschool. But, with the way I felt, it may as well have been the big world. Snow White, however, did not care a bit. We could hardly get her attention to…
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And off he goes

And he takes my heart with him. Although yesterday was not an ideal first day of school, it was, nonetheless, a special day. Daniel woke up early and remembered immediately that he was to start school that day. He ran to the fridge and got his lunch box and kept asking if it was time…
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