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  1. The Childhood Years
    I am a student at Warwick University and I am doing my MA in Psychology and Education. My dissertation is about Separation Anxiety Disorder and more specifically about the behaviour of children with separation anxiety at the first year of primary school (reception year) in the UK. If you are...
  2. North and South Carolina and Tennessee
    I have a couple quick questions that I am posting on behalf of my cousin. My cousin and her family may be relocating to Tennessee for her husband's work. She has been doing some research on the school system there since she has been told that it is a bit different then here in Ontario. She...
  3. Toddler & Child
    We're always told that school teachers have a tough job, but until we find ourselves in charge of a classroom full of kids, we won't understand how tough that job truly is. Last fall, when my youngest child left home for all-day Kindergarten, I decided to try my hand at substitute teaching. I...
  4. Judy Arnall
    Hi Everybody! I had to wait until my third child graduated university, and my fourth child was accepted, and now I am ready to launch this book: Unschooling To University Do you have a child that is unmotivated in school? (It's not your child or the teacher's fault!) Are you worried that the...
  5. Waldorf
    Hello, Greetings from Yellow Train! Yellow Train is a Waldorf inspired school, founded on Love for children located in a small city in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. While we have many things here, what we miss is a Library for our children. We are currently running a campaign to get a special...
  6. California, Nevada
    Hey guys. I also shared this with the Waldorf subforum, but this is definitely open to anyone interested. If you are local, you might want to swing past and check out Mercurius USA's event. They supply Waldorf (predominately) but also different kinds of programs/schools, and these are high...
  7. Preteens and Teens
    My 13 year old daughter has been bullying another girl in her class for awhile apparently. The other child finally snapped and beat up my daughter during lunch at school. I'm furious because my child is physically hurt. She came home with a black eye among other bruises. But I'm also upset that...
  8. Toddler & Child
    Teaching, like parenting, can be a thankless job. It's also a calling. Like us, teachers spend their days answering questions, quelling fears, wiping noses, and helping students discover who they want to be. They expose children to the world, and inspire them to believe in themselves. Just as...
  9. Toddler & Child
    Teachers have chosen to dedicate their professional lives to equipping our kids with the tools and skills to succeed in life. But, despite the hours every week that they spend with our children, teachers and parents are like two ships in the night, only meeting occasionally to discuss report...
  10. Preteens and Teens
    Hi everybody! First i apologize for my english, it's not my first language... But i'm learning! I have a daughter (11). She really have problems with a few boys in her class. They grabbing her on the breast and on the but... We already had two discussions with the teachers, but it don't...
  11. Education
    This is simply absurd, but I just cannot keep track of what day it is. Our school uses a rotating schedule of 6 days lettered A through F. I have a large calendar in the kitchen with the days clearly printed. Today was an "E" day for instance. Every day on that large calendar is color coded...
  12. Learning at School
    Hi all! New to the forum, and will soon be new to the Bay Area :) We're moving with our five year old son, and are hoping to enroll him in a public school - however, we'd like him to experience a more project-based / child-centered / hands-on learning environment. Are there any public schools...
  13. Judy Arnall
    Clever Comebacks for Bullying by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE, DTM I'm doing a few speaking events at schools this month about bullying and will share here my tips for what kids can do and say. Although we have unschooled, my children have encountered bullys in social situations and...
  14. Preteens and Teens
    I am doing my Master's degree in Education and i have noticed a recent increase in childhood obesity. I have worked in the medical field for 8 years and i see first hand the co-morbidity associated with obesity. I also have a step daughter that has gained weight when she started highschool...
  15. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
    Hey mommas! Me and my family are moving to the Rochester, NY area this summer. I'm trying to figure out the best place to settle down. We do utilize public schooling so this is an important factor. So far I've looked at the GreatSchools website for starters, and got a good impression from...
  16. Parenting
    My wife told me that she would love an app with the functionality to track the bus of your children. I wanted to gauge the interest of the parenting community! It would be useful to be able to track bus locations if you're running late or in unforgiving weather. Would you use this app? I'm...
  17. Special Needs Parenting
    Honestly, I`m not sure if this is the right place to post. Please, move if needed. I don`t know where to turn with my 8-year-old son`s issues. Some background. He`s always been a sensitive kid with a tendency to dwell on the negatives in life. He complains a lot and his cup is always half-full...
  18. California, Nevada
    In 2015 we are starting a democratic free school in Altadena, CA (North of Pasadena). Our models include the Sudbury, Albany and Brooklyn Free Schools. If you would like to join as an administrator, teacher or student, let us know! Here’s our web page...
  19. Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)
    Greetings! I'm new to this forum, and just wanted to share a Sudbury school that I intern at in San Diego called Leeway Sudbury School! It's a small, alternative, non-profit, private school school for preschool through high school aged students, located in the Normal Heights neighborhood of...
  20. California, Nevada
    Hello all! I just wanted to make people who are in/around San Diego aware of a wonderful and unique alternative school in your area called Leeway Sudbury School! It's a small, alternative, non-profit, private school school for preschool through high school aged students, located in the Normal...
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