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Curriculum or Caper?

The other day I read about a preschool that advertised a “specialized” curriculum that was highly praised by professionals. As I read through it (as I’m always curious to see if there is possibly anything new under the sun), I found that no–there wasn’t anything new under the sun and I had my usual reaction: Oh […]

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Kind & Thoughtful Chart

What are some of the character traits you would like to see in your child? When my children were young, and I saw my 4-year old accidentally step on my 1-year old’s fingers AND THEN CONTINUED WALKING AWAY despite the crying emanating from the baby’s lungs, I had a parenting “AH-HA moment.” I had just assumed […]

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Should I Do Something Academic?

The school bus screeches, stops, diesel engine hisses as the door is opened. A minute later, the bus hisses again, gears grind and the  bus resumes down the road. Not that your preschooler would be taking a bus anyway, but your stomach does a flip and then a flop. You are happy to keep your child at home […]

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“WHAT! You’re Not Sending Your Son to Preschool?!”

“You’re not sending your son to preschool?!” “What about learning to read?” “Aren’t you scared he won’t be ready for kindergarten?” “What about socialization? How is he going to make friends?” I have heard all of these types of remarks and more. The general population has been misinformed about preschool. The masses have now been […]

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Preschool is an OPTION

GORGEOUS time of year! BEAUTIFUL weather! August breeze is cool in the morning. Sky is crystal clear blue. Cicadas are humming. The LAST thing I want to do is think about……school! I want to treasure these last beautiful days of summer soaking up the warmth of the sun and reading good books and hanging out with my kids. […]

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