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...

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...

Toys, Toys, Toys

Toys, Toys, Toys

Mar 29

In today’s western society, we fill our lives with stuff.  We have our electronics that keep us “connected” to the world around us, we have our furniture, our homes, our cars, our TVs and computers, gadgets and gizmos, food, credit cards, cash, bank accounts, various nic-nacs and decorations and much, much more.  Children, also have huge collections of stuff for themselves; stuff that we...

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

Feb 26

I have to start off by saying that my cousin, Tyler, recently wrote a blog about his and his brother’s hysterical experiences with pets when they were children.  It got me thinking about pets myself.  Read his blog here. Early last month, I got a kitten.  His name is Berlioz (thanks to a former student of mine who named him via a suggestion on FaceBook through his mom), and he’s...

A Surprising Question…”Big Kid Beds”

A Surprising Question…”Big Kid Beds”

Feb 21

For those of you who haven’t read the “about me” section, I’ve been working with children for about a decade, which clearly means that I’ve been working with parents for about a decade as well.  I get questions every day about anything and everything you can imagine regarding parenting, child rearing, child development, and more.  At this point, I’d like to...

Why Doesn’t it Snow in West Los Angeles?

Why Doesn’t it Snow in West Los Angeles?

Feb 19

I’ve worked in preschools and daycare centers in various parts of Los Angeles and the bay area (San Francisco) but never have I had the opportunity to work with children in a place where it snowed.  I feel a little cheated. I was perusing other education and parenting blogs this morning when I came across this article that a teacher wrote about her children’s “fort day”...