Category Archives: School issues

What are teens being taught in school?

This video freaked me out? What’s going on in America’s schools? Let me know your reaction to the video — scary, funny, weird, important? Teens answer questions

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High school start times cause sleep deprivation

Are your teens sleep deprived? There’s a buzz around the country about teenage sleep deprivation and a new movement called Start School Later. There’s actually an online petition that parents are signing to move back start times. As a parent, I’m all for … Continue reading

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High School limits on bathroom breaks?

My mom is a frequent bathroom goer. So is my 14-year-old son. Of course, he would be humiliated if I announced that to the world. But it’s true. So, when I heard about a high school limiting students’ bathroom breaks, … Continue reading

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Stupid teachers, know any?

How do you handle it when your kids insist a teacher is stupid? This semester, both of my high schoolers have the same teacher and they both spend at least an hour after school telling me about her stupidity. Ugh, I hate … Continue reading

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High School, High Stress

The minute my teens get home from school, they start complaining about how much homework they have — usually it’s at least a couple hours worth. Of course, the next thing I hear about is how unfair it is…and part of me agrees. … Continue reading

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Finding your middle school mojo

I loved this post by Mom Sass so much on MomsMiami.com that I had to share it with all of you. Here’s the first graph: Rebels are taking over Libya. Hurricane Irene is breathing down our neck.  And my youngest … Continue reading

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Getting your teen organized for high school

My middle child started high school today. It’s going to be interesting. My son went from being a tidy little boy to a disorganized teen…school papers in disarray, handwritting impossible to read, clothes on the floor, and cell phone almost always out … Continue reading

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