*This post is excerpted from an article I wrote for todaysparent.com. From standardized tests and heavy homework loads to after-school sports and tutors, elementary-aged children are taking on more responsibilities than ever before. Despite the popular notion that kids today are coddled, many experts believe they are actually under more stress than previous generations. Read … Continue reading Today’s Parent: Are Academic Demands and Over-scheduling Stressing Kids Out?
My oldest daughter, Emma, turned 5 in January. To her, that meant a Star Wars birthday party with Princess Leia cupcakes and a Padawan Training Camp in which she got to throw water balloons at Daddy Darth Vader and rescue Han Solo from carbonite.But for me, the big oh-five comes with one major prize. KINDERGARTEN! Yes, I … Continue reading I Seriously Cannot WAIT for Kindergarten!