Tag: Back to School

A Simple Idea to Begin Creating Caring Connections between Students, Teachers, and Families

It’s the first day of school. We – Mom, Dad, and son – are thoroughly ready and excited for E’s initiation into sixth grade. We take the traditional pictures at home and walk to school together to gather on the playground. Many… Read More

Getting to Know your Teacher, Getting to Know your Student’s Family

Here’s are Two Simple Tools to Help You Get to Know Your Teachers or Parents! Maybe your children have started back-to-school and if they have not yet, it’s likely you are in the process of getting ready. Either way, over the coming… Read More

Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well-being Going 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

Super Cool Back-to-School Tool!

Why not learn right along with the start of school about your child’s development and how you can be the best support? NBC Parent Toolkit has produced a customizable back-to-school guide for parents and it’s super cool! You can select the ages… Read More

Facilitating a Smooth 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… Read More

On NBC Parent Toolkit…Getting Back In a School Routine at Every Age

How Can Parents Help Kids Get Back Into the Swing of School Days after the Freedom of Summer? This week, the NBC Parent Toolkit team along with TODAY Show parent experts Michele Borba and Amy McCready and myself put together a brief… Read More

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