My 5 year old has the most difficult time focusing on any task. He has just started this so it’s not something we’ve been dealing with and I don’t believe he has ADD. He just will not focus. Today, he kept reaching for stuff while doing homework. I moved it so he looked at me and spitefully reached for something else. And this happened a few more times until I made him sit on his hands (we were... More
Today, my preschooler said the word Zip and pointed to his mouth. I’ve never used that word to him. Because we never talk like that, I asked him where he heard it from and he said “at school mom, teacher said zip it .” I asked him again again if he heard it from his cousins or somewhere else but no he kept saying that the teacher told him to zip. Honestly I don’t like that. I don’t think they s... More
How did you know you found the right school for your child? My son is turning two next month and we are considering placing him in a half day program two days a week. The downfall - is that I have an education degree, have been a teacher AND was a Director of a preschool before I stayed at home. I feel as though while I know a lot of questions to ask, I also know the “behind-the-scenes” and... More
Hi everyone - seeking advice and resources to help us navigate a complex but unfortunately common situation. Apologies for the long post, we just received this information today, and I'm still trying to figure out next steps, so if you have a kid with ADHD and have had issues with support (lack thereof), please keep reading and offer any advice you may have! Our son is 4.5. He started tra... More
For personal reasons, am having to take off work, take my little one out of daycare and be a stay at home mom. She has learned so much being at the daycare that it hurts me having to take her out. I’m feeling overwhelmed trying to teach her at home the letter, numbers, shapes, etc. I’m using ABC mouse but I feel like I should do more. Any advise one a day to day way of teaching her at home.
It’s finally time (in my area anyway) to start enrollment for kindergarten (2XXX-XXXX). Researching schools in my area (I don’t like the elementary school our district assigns us to) such as charter and/or magnet schools, I came across a Montessori school and realized I don’t know a whole lot about them. I’d love to hear about personal experiences if anyone on here has enrolled and have kids at... More
We just got a letter in the mail about my 10yr old's attendance and apparently he stays home more than his peers. I thought I was doing the right thing by keeping him home when he is sick, but now I'm not sure if I'm being overly cautious. What rules of thumb to you use to determine when to keep your kid home from school?
Just sharing because it worked so well for my stepson, and it might help another child as well. He just started kindergarten and was just not understanding sight words at all. So I made these lily pads with the sight words he needs to know by the end of kindergarten. He doesn’t know them all yet, obviously. But I spread the ones he knows in a line through the house and surround them with the on... More
Any tips on where to begin? I am new to homeschooling and would like to get my 2 youngest a head start at learning at home with mommy. Kinda something to help both me and kids with day to day boredom since we hardly ever go outside since I don’t drive and hubby is gone at work late most days. Thanks
I’m intimidated and amazed by parents that don’t allow their children any screen time in this day and age. My family lives thousands of miles away, and I videochat them daily. It helps us stay connected with them and eases the loneliness of being a SAHM in an unfamiliar place. Additionally, I didn’t graduate high school too long ago, and we used technology by way of laptops, projectors, smart... More