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Tag: Back to School

Home Systems Set Up: How to Prepare for the School Year Launch in Your Home Environment

N.A.S.A. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is doing a check of your child’s learning environment to make sure all systems are ready to support a successful launch. At school, they might look for the following: School: ________safe, caring school environment? ________building trusting… Read More

On NBC Parent Toolkit… “How to Get Kids Emotionally Prepared for Back-to-School”

Though we know our children’s emotional well-being will play a significant role in their motivation to learn and school success, how do we influence their ability to understand and manage their feelings especially in this time of major transition? Along with the… Read More

The Connection Trifecta: Building Relationships between Students, Teachers and Families from the Start

“Mom!!!” E, my now fourth grader, exclaimed with a big smile as he greeted me in the first week of school at after school pick-up time. “Guess what my new favorite class is?” I quickly flashed through the likely answers in my… Read More

Helping Your Family Deal with Back to School Butterflies and On Thrive Global Today!

“Everyone has butterflies when they are starting something new. Just make sure you visualize them flying in formation and you’ll be fine.” – My Dad, David Smith from a Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course If you are a parent, you are likely… Read More

On NBC’s Parent Toolkit – “The Most Important Relationship to Build This Year”

What is the most important relationship to build as the school year starts?   On NBC’s Parent Toolkit blog today, check out my article. Here’s how it begins… “Hi, Mrs. Miller!” I exclaimed as I bumped into my son’s beloved teacher from… Read More

In-Between – Transitioning from One School or Grade to Another

Long ago, but not so very long ago The world was different, oh yes it was Time goes by, time brings changes, you change, too Nothing comes that you can’t handle, so on you go – Our Town from the Cars movie,… Read More

Easing the Transition Back to School

I’m gonna hold onto this couch and never let go! – E. Miller, Age 6 It’s the morning after our summer vacation at the lake. E awoke and said he had had a nightmare. “My school became a haunted village. A ghost… Read More

Easing the Transition Back to School

I’m gonna hold onto this couch and never let go! – E. Miller, Age 6 It’s the morning after our summer vacation at the lake. E awoke and said he had had a nightmare. “My school became a haunted village. A ghost… Read More

Back to School Butterflies

Everyone has butterflies when they are starting something new. Just make sure you visualize them flying in formation and you’ll be fine. –          My Dad, David Smith from a Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course If you are a parent, you are likely… Read More