Time for a Change

Time for a Change

Jul 22

I realize that my last post began in much the same way but, yes, it’s been a long while since I last wrote anything for YikeDat.  It’s been a busy time, and let me tell you a little bit about it: About a year ago I moved from Los Angeles back up to San Francisco, where I returned to teach at a school I had taught at for several years prior to moving to LA.  I spent a year back at...

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...

Separation

Separation

Apr 02

This will be the first of a new series on Separation.  It is a topic that, in my opinion, is to broad and to important to delve into in just one post.  This first in YikeDat’s new series will focus on the “Why” of separation.  Why does separation happen?  Why is it important?  Why is it so easy for some children, and so difficult for others. As a preschool teacher, I’ve witnessed...

Are You Sick of Highly Paid Teachers?

Are You Sick of Highly Paid Teachers?

Feb 21

Disclaimer: I found this on Facebook, and reposted it there.  It was too perfect to not copy to my blog.  This was first posted, as far as I can tell, by Meredith Menden as a “note” on her Facebook page.  You can read the original post here. Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective...