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...

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...

Comparing Educational Philosophies

Comparing Educational Philosophies

Feb 17

Written By: Ryan Rudnick Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia started in the town of the same name in northern italy.  the philosophy began with a group of parents who observed that their children’s education system was lacking some components that they found to be key.  since it’s start, Reggio has come to mean many different things to many different people and schools, so make sure to find out...

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...