Cherry Hill, NJ

Jess posted in Education Jan 18

Missing cutoff for school

My son has an October birthday and the cutoff for school is September 30. In the long run, I’m thrilled for this - he will be the oldest kid in his class, and I know that a lot of boys need some extra time to be kindergarten ready. The question is what to do now. He’s 15 months. Do I push him into the 2-year old room in the fall? Let him have private kindergarten at his preschool then repeat ... More

Picky eater

My son is almost 14 months and a very picky eater. He eats fruit, cereal, yogurt, crackers, and cucumber. Occasionally some pasta. He absolutely refuses meat of any kind. Any suggestions on how to get him to try more foods? He hates being hand-fed; he wants to do everything independently. I can’t even trick him by hiding a new food amongst the preferred. He finds it and picks it out. Then hands... More

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