Guys I'm stuck in a huge dilemma. I live in Dallas texas with my husband and my parent live literally down the street from me. I just got accepted to Nursing school which was always my dream. Problem is, the school is in Houston Texas which is 4 hours away. It's a 2 year program. And I have to leave m 2.5 year old and husband because of his job here to go to Houston. She will spend the ... More
Has anyone dealt with the big jump from elementary to middle school? In elementary school teachers were so open with communication and involved parents with everything but with middle school it’s crickets, I get no communication expect what my daughter tells me which is not much! I know they are trying to teach independence and etc etc but I feel some things should still be communicated like gr... More
My youngest 2 kids have been attending a small private school since they were 2y/o my little girl started and loved it from beginning even till now. Now my son has been there a year now going on two and he stills whines and cry when we drop them off but is A-ok after a while of us leaving comes home ready to do homework and all, my question is what could it be is it just separation anxiety kin... More
Hi, My fiancé and I are trying to decide whether we send our 3 year old to a daycare that has a preschool curriculum or an actual preschool. The problem with a preschool is we don’t know my schedule come fall but my fiancé has to work the whole day so I would have to be the one bringing him the part days where daycare is the whole day. Also, we have a 2 year old which won’t be ready for presch... More
To Mums/Dads of kids of color(black)- My son recently got his 1st innocent experience of racial discrimination. I wasnt ready for it yet and didnt have a contigency plan on what to do, so it make sense that I just froze when a much older kid at the library told my toddler to go away coz he looks scary and Black. He is just a toddler, and probably wont remember, but he is starting preschool soo... More
My son is 22 months old. He can read more than 350 sight words. but when he see a new word he doesn’t know how to pronounce it. So I want to teach him phonics and how to decode a word. I don’t know where to start. can you share how you teach your kids and what materials do you use to teach your kids.
I’m getting a promotion at work, now working full time plus extra hour sometimes. How do I prepare my 2 year old for day care. How did you mommas/daddas handled the roller coaster of emotions when preparing your little one for day care? I’m so scared with everything I see on the internet involving the traumatic daycare stories but I know it beat for my baby, to learn social interaction and lear... More
Which language did you start teaching your baby first? I’m bilingual my husband speaks only English.. I try to talk to our baby in my native language majority of the time but end up speaking English a lot of well especially when DH is around. I want to start teaching her words, letters, numbers, etc (with flash cards) but not sure which to start with or do both but I don’t want to overwhelm her... More
My son is going to be 2 in just over a month. I'm a sahm and feel like I'm not doing enough to teach him everything he needs to know. He really started talking over the last two months, and I know every child is different, but I feel like we go over the same things every day and it's just not clicking. I'm by no means an educator and don't know where to start. I've r... More
Anyone have any recommendations for learning apps for an almost two year old? My daughter got a tablet for Christmas and she’s mainly only been watching shows and movies on it. I try to limit her screen time but I would really like to start showing her some apps that teach words, colors, animals, etc... something that will get her thinking on top of when I read with her and do flash cards. Than... More
Looking for some advice on mixed age pre schools. Our son has the option to be in a 2-3 year class or 3-4 year class, as his birthday is right in between. I'm sure there will be tradeoffs in either cluster but wondering if anyone has experience with this kind of decision? I know the conventional wisdom is to have your child be the eldest in the class for leadership development, but FWIW th... More
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
My daughter joined school 4 months back and initially I was doing half day as she was new to school but after couple of months her teacher said that she does not come forward as she is bit shy they have to beg her sometimes for class activities. I decided to change her schedule and made her stay at school for longer but still I dont see much change. Suggestions?
I want to make it easier to understand when my daughter points at things. I want to know if she wants “this” or “that” between things. How do you communicate with your babies?