How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher

With school having just started, you can expect that there’s going to be a certain amount of chaos going on, from getting school supplies to enrolling in extracurricular activities to dealing with your child’s emotions about returning to school. Another hurdle that many parents face is worrying about their child’s new teacher. To a certain degree, your child’s success in the school year will be dependent on the relationship you as a parent have with her teacher. Here are a few tips … [Read more...]

Parenting, ‘separation anxiety’ can be a trial for kids

There comes a point in every child’s life when she’s forced to face the world without the parents she depends upon so fiercely. While painful for everyone involved, this rite of passage is an essential one along the road to a healthy, independent adulthood. In the meantime, however, managing the worst aspects of separation anxiety can be a trial for kids, parents and childcare providers alike. Whether you’re a parent forced to leave your hysterical child behind for the day or a childcare … [Read more...]

Let's Move! Celerating 'Childcare'!

Week of June 16, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama talks with children at the CentroNia Childcare Center in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) THIS WEEK Happy Summer! Ok, I know it’s not the 21st yet, but we are almost there. And the hot summer-like weather isn’t slowing us down – we’re always busy at Let’s Move! Last week we announced the Let’s Move! Childcare Checklist. It’s a tool for parents and … [Read more...]

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