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Episode 20 – Going to Ballet School and Extracurricular Activities for Toddlers

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Episode 20 – Going to Ballet School and Extracurricular Activities for Toddlers
For the 20th episode of the Light Advice podcast, Light wanted to talk about Ballet school, her first day, what she did to cope from her fears and why she enjoys it now. Ready for more nonsense and laughter? Listen to episode 20 right now. 1. Questions for Light? Send it over at www.lightong.com/contact/ or DM her […]

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back-to-school eye exams: get kids ready for the school year

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back-to-school eye exams: get kids ready for the school year
This post was written as part of a partnership with MyEyeDr.   Did you know that kids should have their eyes examined each year before school begins? Did you know that back-to-school eye exams will help to ensure that children’s eyes are performing their best for academic success each school year? It’s true. And honestly, […]

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The Sign-In and Sign-Out Procedures at My Kid’s School are Driving Me Nuts!

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The Sign-In and Sign-Out Procedures at My Kid’s School are Driving Me Nuts!
A mom is venting over at Let Grow. Vent along — it’s Friday! Here’s the link! first day at school. mother leads a little child school girl in first grade

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5 Wise Parenting Tips to Prepare Your Child for the Early Stages of School

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5 Wise Parenting Tips to Prepare Your Child for the Early Stages of School
Preparing your child for their first encounter with other people is delicate because they have always been used to your company, and no one else’s. Hence, choose an institution with early childhood education expertise to train your child’s mental and social preparedness because it will affect their future life and how they will deal with […]

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School Life

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School Life
First grade with this girl has been so fun… there is never a dull day with her learning adventures. We are so lucky she is surrounded by such loving teachers and staff that truly care about her. Audrey still has good days and bad days in the focusing department but what is really important is she is learning strategies to help her and she is […]

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A Manifesto for the Mom Whose Children Are All Finally in School

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A Manifesto for the Mom Whose Children Are All Finally in School
This post: “A Manifesto for the Mom Whose Children Are All Finally in School” is the final post in our “A Thriving School Year” series. Read the rest of the series HERE. As we put a close on this summer, I’m hit once again with the reality of what it’s like to have long stretches […]

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My Family’s Ultimate Guide to a Stress-Free School Year

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My Family’s Ultimate Guide to a Stress-Free School Year
This blog post part of our series: A Thriving School Year. Read the whole series HERE. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the drama and busyness of the school year and focus on the negative aspects rather than the abundance children experience in the school setting. Some children — and parents! — will […]

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series
There is no doubt that the school year is a very different beast than summer break – or before children start school. When our children go off to school, there are so many things for THEM to worry about, too many things for US to think about and too many things to keep up with […]

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Back to School Organization (so you can keep your sanity)

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Back to School Organization (so you can keep your sanity)
I still can’t believe that school has already started here in Georgia. Growing up here in Georgia, we used to get almost 3 full months of school, but now it’s just two which is totally insane in my opinion. I mean, summer and the south kind of go hand-in-hand so I feel a little like […]

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The Mum’s School Survival Kit

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The Mum’s School Survival Kit
So you made it through the first week with a wing and a prayer, but what do you need to get through the rest of the school year? Your “gate face”. Now the first week’s weeps / whoops are over, it’s time to work on your schoolgate face. To arrange your features into an acceptable expression […]

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An Open Letter For When Your Baby Starts School…

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An Open Letter For When Your Baby Starts School…
Dear Mum and Dad… Very soon your beautiful baby is about to start school. You can’t believe how quickly the past four years have gone. Your heart hurts when you think about seeing them walk away from you in the playground for the first time. Their little chubby legs in white socks and jumpers that look […]

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Is Your School Turning Into a Fortress?

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Is Your School Turning Into a Fortress?
Share stories of what’s happening at your local school in terms of new security measures. Fascinating answers already over at Let Grow! Should We Turn Schools into Fortresses?

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Report from the Field: No snow, no school.

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Report from the Field: No snow, no school.
Update: No school again today. 2 days of school in the past 3 weeks & the school district said they were “monitoring” tomorrow’s weather conditions. Please keep in mind that it hasn’t really snowed. It’s just really cold and windy. I love days off from school, especially when I don’t have to teach, but things […]

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Kids and Tech: 3 Ways to Feel Confident About Your Kid’s Technology this School Year

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Kids and Tech: 3 Ways to Feel Confident About Your Kid’s Technology this School Year
This post is sponsored by Microsoft Education Part of being a parent is constantly worrying about our kids and anxiety peaks when they start a new school year. Will he like his new teacher? Will her classmates be kind to her? One concern I frequently hear from parents is how to ensure sure kids are […]

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5 Back to School Crafts with Bostik

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5 Back to School Crafts with Bostik
It’s back to school this week and our Bostik Bloggers have been donning their thinking caps to come up with some fun and exciting makes to help with the transition from summer rays to learning days. Firstly we’re checking in with Faye from Glossytots who has really thought about this month’s theme and decided to […]

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