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Report Card Challenges

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How do you praise and coach children who have very different natural ability levels and bring home report cards that look nothing alike? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions from her own experience. photo source: Brad Holt There’s that age-old question I see tossed around every now and again: should children receive […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Public School Parents

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Are you looking for ways that you and your family can improve your public school experience? Here are a few tips from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh. 2014 is upon us! There’s something about turning the page to a whole new year that just begs for fresh starts. While it’s not necessarily wise to […]

Giving is Good & Educational

Learning to Give

The holidays are a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of giving. Hear from Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh on how you can do this in a public school setting. With the holidays upon us, giving and reaching out to our community seem to take on even more weight and significance. While […]

Seeking Special Services for Your Child

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Do you suspect that your child might have special needs? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh offers some advice for parents who are seeking special services for their children. photo source: JessieLeigh When we have children, we have so many things to wonder about and decide. What color will his eyes be? Will she like […]

Safe & Healthy Classroom Snacks

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Wondering how to provide classroom snacks that meet school safety guidelines? Here are a few tips for Life as MOM Contributor Jessie Leigh. With elementary school-aged children, there always seem to be lots of occasions to celebrate. Various seasons and holidays bring with them fun parties and gatherings. Some classrooms allow birthday celebrations. Often, parents […]

There’s a Bully at School

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Unfortunately conflict is sometimes a part of the back to school season. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh explains how to deal with the possibility of a bully in the classroom: photo source: Alex Grant The new school year has begun. Excitement still crackles in the air. New pencils, folders, and school shoes have barely even begun to […]

Getting Children Back on Track for the School Year

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Take a few simple steps toward reorienting yourselves for school days. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh explains how: Been enjoying some long, lazy days? Has the lingering daylight meant bedtimes got pushed steadily later and later until they’re no longer anywhere close to where they were during the school year? Has eating taken on a […]

Helping the Disorganized Student

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The new school year is just around the corner. If you’ve got a child who struggles with disorganization, these tips from JessieLeigh can help you cut off frustration at the pass. My firstborn is a natural rule follower. He plays well with others and can keep track of all his activities and stuff. Sure, he’ll […]