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...

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”...

7 Steps to Choosing a Preschool

7 Steps to Choosing a Preschool

Feb 17

1. Decide what age you want your child to start school Having a young child and learning about early childhood parenting means looking into early childhood education.  Before you even begin to think about what preschool you want to attend, you need to decide how old you’d like your child to be when he or she starts school.  Many schools start their youngest class at 2 years and 9 months of...