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Today, three out of four kids ages 3 to 5 are in some form of childcare including daycare and preschool. Increasingly, teachers, parents, and childcare workers are focusing more on reading than on running. However, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), running trumps […]

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Just a Little Change

This September, despite being the youngest in the class, Little Girl entered preschool without a care. She went right into the classroom — no sniffles, cries, or screams. She seemed to love it. Then, around the first of October, she started telling me she didn’t like school. She started crying when we pulled into the […]

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My Personal Pre-Halloween Hell

This morning was not my finest as a parent. Not by a long shot. Big Girl had her first public school costume parade. Little Girl had her first nursery school Halloween party. It should have been a fun morning. Instead, there was yelling and panic and angst. Big Girl is dressing up like the storybook […]

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This morning I dropped Little Girl off at preschool. It was her second school in as many weeks. The first one didn’t work out. It was a Montessori. I dropped her off and was jarred by the atmosphere. Very chaotic and more like a daycare than a school. The room wasn’t neat and tidy. No […]

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