Do you remember the little boy who went viral because a reporter asked if he'd miss his mom on the first day of preschool--and he burst into tears? Now, two years ago, 6-year-old Andrew Macias…was interviewed again about his first day of first grade. KTLA reporter Courtney Friel asked Andrew this question as he was heading to City Terrace Elementary School in Los Angeles, while his mom was standing right next to him. It got so popular that it was made into an eBay commercial. Now, Friel came back to… >> Read More
Now that it's August, it's officially back to school season--meaning your kid is feeling an array of emotions, some of them not necessarily pretty. Our guess is there's a lot of excitement, a lot of…anxiety, a lot of moping, a lot of whining, some crying, and all the stuff in between. Even though it's been awhile since I was in primary school, I still can feel those tumultuous emotions at the thought of the first day of school (and for me, it was mostly a lot of anxiety, considering… >> Read More
French moms have the most children in Western Europe--because it's possible for them to, thanks to government .
Quartz released a report showing recent data for the trends for babies born in…the EU in 2015. What the data showed is interesting, to say the least. For instance, French women are having nearly two kids each, which is about what it needs to "keep its population steady." Italian moms, however, only usually have one child. Here is why French moms may be having more kids more easily, according… >> Read More
Every school has a dress code, regardless of whether's a private or public school. Some dress codes, however, should be broken. I say this as a former teacher who had to actually enforce…policies--but why, for instance, would a school ban shorts in hot weather? That just seems cruel. For the schoolboys at Isca Academy in Exeter, UK, they protested their school's ban on shorts by showing up to school in skirts, according to Devon Live. How brilliant. Where they did get the idea from? One of the teachers who joked… >> Read More
This week I attended my 6-year-old daughter’s end-of-the-year kindergarten presentation. Her class was up on stage for maybe 12 minutes. They sang some very elementary songs (no pun intended) and…each child had about a two-line speaking part. “Hamilton,” it was not. It was not even a satisfying display of the skills and knowledge I am paying through the nose for my daughter to learn there. Nonetheless, I feel I got a great deal of value in her having put on this presentation, and in… >> Read More