back to school
Egalia, a preschool in Sweden, has implemented a genderless philosophy. The school has labeled boys and girls as simply "friends," even taking away the Swedish equivalent of pronouns such as "him," "her," "he," and "she."
I used to always pack my kids' lunches, secure in the idea that what I could give them was healthier than what they would get at school, and that it was saving us money, too. Wrong!
Parents and educators who work cohesively throughout the school year to meet students' educational objectives are ahead of the game. That is why it is so important to build and maintain good relationships with your child's educators -- relationships with open lines of communication on both ends.
You've dedicated a space, made it quiet and done everything else you could think of to help your kid study. Only a New York Times article reveals that it might be time to relearn everything you thought you knew.
Just when you thought kids were becoming more open-minded and tolerant of others, a survey by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, shows we still have a long way to go.
Our kids are the light of our lives, the reason we get up in the morning, true. But after having them home all day long for THREE MONTHS?! Please -- I don't care how much of a supermom you are, you're relieved to be sending them off to continue their education.