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JFF - First Day of School...Happy or Sad??

M. D. asks from Washington

So today my kids went back to school. The oldest is in 8th grade and in STEM, so with the same 48 kids. It's exciting for her because she will see her friends daily again. My middle one is going in to 6th grade so he's nervous. Middle school is new for him and he has to c...

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morning drop off at school

T. D. asks from Springfield

would you say something to the school if they closed the dropoff driveway and only let you park to drop off your child? some of us have other children in the car making it difficult to walk our child to the door (which is preferred) but they closed the dropoff driving cir...

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rules of a broken arm

T. D. asks from Springfield

so this kid in my sons class broke his arm over the summer. (i think mom said it was about 2 weeks ago) she claims that her son cannot go to school unless shes there to supervise him. that if he bumps his arm he will have to return to the hospital. she went on the first d...

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JFF: What would you like to learn?

M. P. asks from Chicago

This discussion of what classes a child should take, made me think how modern kids have opportunities to learn lots of different things. My high school was pretty much journalism staff (which I was on), yearbook, cheerleaders and football. Our son's high school offers 3...

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What should I do? (JFF)

M. C. asks from Chicago

So, my youngest son has been u-hauled off to a Chicago suburb for school. My oldest son has been u-hauled off to Chicago for school. My husband rented a car this morning to travel to Missouri to see his brother and father. That means I am home all alone for 4 days. What s...

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Easing Your Toddler's Transition from Home to Pre-K



Back to School is almost here and the task of sending your three or four-year old to school for the first time ever is never easy – especially if the child has never spent time away from parents. Your child spending several hours in school, not only means they would be away from you that long, but also that they are already taking their first steps towards the independence of being and doing things on their own…. More

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My Pledge To The New Teacher



This month I find myself in new territory: I am a parent of a school-age child.

For ten years, working as a high school teacher, I shared my passion for English, navigating students through Shakespeare and college essays alike. Now I nervously await my kindergartener’s first day of school. Thinking about switching roles this year, I had a heart to heart with myself as a parent who has been on the educational front lines…. More