first day of school 

Madonna's Daughter a Study in Style as She Starts High School

Lourdes Leon expresses herself at her new school. Credit: Aaron Showalter, New York Daily News
We totally remember the first day of high school. Will the teachers be nice? Will we forget our locker combinations? Will we make friends easily? Will...
Madonna's 13-year-old daughter and partner on a clothing line for Macy's, started school this week at New York's acclaimed LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts -- the "Fame" school.

First Day of School: What the Teacher Needs to Know About Your Child

Send your kids off to school knowing you've provided their teachers with info your kids need to succeed. Credit: Getty Images
It's back-to-school time, when everything is shiny and fresh: New clothes, new notebooks, new backpacks, new teachers ...

Five Tips for Reducing Your Child's Separation Anxiety

Few things are more heart-wrenching than the sight of two red, scrunched-up little faces covered in tears, four outstretched arms and tandem howls of "Mama! Mama!" just before you say "I love you, have a good time at school!" and duck out the door. T...

Supersisters encourage school kids with sidewalk messages

Starting school can feel a little like starting a new job. There's a new environment, new materials, new tasks, a new "boss," and maybe most importantly to kids, new friends. Back-to-school can be a stressful time of year for kids, and parents know a...

Back-to-school traditions - What do you do?

Traditions are an important part of family life. Traditions not only create positive feelings and a sense of belonging, they help parents pass their values on to their children. There's a good reason why, as parents, we often find ourselves repeating...

Getting to know your child's teacher

One thing that can be guaranteed at the start of a new school year is back-to-school jitters, for children and parents alike. I am often asked by friends, "How do I go about getting to know my child's teacher without coming off as pushy?" etc. And...

Finally! Summer is over!

I know my children don't feel as elated about the end of summer as I do, their daily groans as they mourn the end of summer are evidence to this. But I am so giddy that I can hardly wait to deposit them all at their school entrances. For today I will...

Her first school locker

This year my two older children are making some pretty big transitions where school is concerned. First, they are both attending bigger schools than they have ever attended. Second, they are both transitioning into public schools. My son is entering ...

The last days of summer are here. Where are you hiding?

In our small corner of the world school begins on September 4. That means I have 12 days left until I drop my older two off at their new schools and walk my youngest in to his preschool. It also means that I have 12 more days left as an entertainment...


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