Tag Archives: kindergarten

Separation anxiety: Is it possible to stop the tears?

Have you ever had to peel a screaming child out of your arms for a daycare or kindergarten drop off?  I can tell you from first-hand experience that it’s not fun.   The stress it creates for everyone is tremendous. My … Continue reading

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Big Kid Skill #3 – The ins and outs of backpacks and lunchboxes

This post is the last post for our Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten series. Check out the first two posts: Big Kid Skill #1: Getting dressed Big kid skill #2: Going to the washroom at school … Continue reading

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Big Kid Skill #2: Going to the washroom at school

This post is the second post for our Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten series. We all know everyone poops. (Hopefully, in the toilet!) So how do we get our kids to manage when poop happens at … Continue reading

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Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten

Pumpkin starts Kindergarten in September. <gulp> The hardest part about the kindergarten experience might not be what you would expect. For many children, it is the independence. Learning how to do all those little things moms, dads, grandmas and child … Continue reading

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Getting out the door with a smile and a high-five

Mornings are not my thing and my daughter feels the same way. So getting ready for the day has, more often than I care to admit, been incredibly challenging. One thing that helped our family was making a Morning Routine … Continue reading

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Will play-based Kindergarten really prepare my child for grade 1?

Let’s face it – parents tend to worry when their kid is starting Kindergarten. They stew about how Junior will fasten his jacket, manage his backpack, open his lunch and snack containers and get along with his classmates. They worry … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, GO!…to Kindergarten that is!

The “transition to kindergarten” – three little words, but they mean A LOT!  Trust me.  Been there; done that.  Bought the t-shirt (literally)!  The transition to kindergarten is a very exciting and eventful time for any family and is a … Continue reading

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