Separation Part 2

Separation Part 2

Nov 21

This is the second installment of my series of posts on separation. The first post can be found here: www.yikedat.com/parenting/separation/. While the first post talked about the “Why” of separation, this post will discuss the “How”. How to prepare yourself and your child for separation, and how to handle separation anxiety when it comes up. I know, I know, it’s...

Kindergarten or Juilliard? Hard to Tell The Difference

Kindergarten or Juilliard? Hard to Tell The Difference

Nov 20

As you probably know, I live and work in San Francisco. This year, I’m teaching in the pre-k class the preschool where I work, and lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on massive piles of paperwork to recommend my children to kindergartens throughout the city. The process of applying to kindergarten in San Francisco is a little ridiculous – okay, it’s a lot...

Brownie Time

Brownie Time

Nov 16

I hate to cook. I order in and eat out way too often for my wallet’s liking, but it’s just so much easier and more satisfying than spending my time cooking a meal that takes a quarter the time to eat as it did to make! I should clarify, I hate to cook, unless I’m working with children… I have absolutely no explanation for this, but for some reason I’ve always found...

Princesses are Actresses; Talking Cars are Real…

Princesses are Actresses; Talking Cars are Real…

Nov 13

Have you ever asked a child under the age of say, six, if something is real or pretend, and then listened to their answers; have you ever asked them, “Why?” or “How do you know?”  You’ll get some really interesting answers.  I once had a conversation about reality with a group of five year olds regarding princesses.  We were discussing weather princesses were...

It’s been a while…

It’s been a while…

Nov 12

Yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything in months.  It’s been busy.  I moved from Los Angeles back to San Francisco, and returned to work for the school that I taught at when I lived here before.  I have to admit that part of the reason I haven’t written anything in so long is that I got a little bored, so I’ve decided that I’m going to change the topics and style...