Back to School Meals – Don’t Forget About Breakfast too!

I can feel it in the air, parents eagerly awaiting the first day of school. Don’t get me wrong, I know you love your kids—I sure do, and I’VE loved the precious time that we’ve had with them over the summer. But the idea of back to routine, and the sanity it brings, is like […]

Call to delay school for premature babies

“Premature babies more likely to underperform at school, study finds,” reports The Independent. Results from a new study have prompted calls that some children should be held back a year before starting school. Previous research has found that premature babies have worse school performance than babies born at term. A new study has investigated whether this […]

Talking to Your Child About School

Few conversations are as frustrating to a parent as the one that takes place every day after school.  “How was your day?”  “Fine.”  Getting any information of value from kids can be like pulling teeth. It’s understandable that parents want the full run-down of the day’s activities.  School becomes such an integral part of kids’ […]

Parents strap camera to son the first day of school too intrusive?

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories How many times have you asked your kids, “How was school,” and get a one-word summary of the day? You are not alone. May and Andrew Weber wasn’t satisfied with the one-word answer they received from their children. So they did what most parents would probably never think… […]

School bans boy’s My Little Pony bag as bullying ‘trigger’

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Sadly, 9-year-old Grayson Bruce has gotten used to being bullied. The torment reached new and unbearable levels last week, though, when he showed up to school with a ‘My Little Pony’ lunch bag. “The first day I brought it to school, people smirked, you know, laughed. The usual,… […]

Obese 11-year-old girls ‘get lower school grades’

“Study links obesity in teenage girls with lower academic results,” BBC News reports. Previous studies have reported that child and adolescent obesity has a wide variety of adverse consequences in both the short and long term. A large study of UK secondary school pupils has now looked at whether being overweight or obese at the […]

Doing these 5 things might help your kid in school and in life

by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom Stories Singing together. Telling stories. Playing together. Reading and eating meals together. If you do these things with any regularity with your children, they’ll be more likely to fare better in school. They might even fare better in life. A recent study, published in the Journal of Developmental and… […]

Matt Damon did what for his daughter’s school class?!

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities If international travel is on your to-do list, it’s good to be one of Matt Damon’s kids’ classmates. “With four kids, it’s hard,” the 43-year-old actor recently explained. “When the kids were younger, it was all an adventure; you’d go on the road and they were portable and it… […]