Topic: school

Mom With Criminal Record Wants The Opportunity To Volunteer At Daughter’s School, But Too Bad

Mom With Criminal Record Wants The Opportunity To Volunteer At Daughter's School, But Too Bad

Theresa Siegler is a mom with a criminal record. Twelve years ago she was arrested and convicted of a felony drug charge – a conviction that stops her from volunteering at her child’s school. She thinks the policy needs to be reevaluated because she wants the opportunity to volunteer and be around her child. While I think people should be forgiven past transgressions, I understand why it’s just too complicated to approach each parent on a case-by-case basis. More »

Parents Opt Kids Out Of Common Core And Call School Districts’ Response ‘Child Abuse’

Parents Opt Kids Out Of Common Core And Call School Districts' Response 'Child Abuse'

The opt-out parent revolution is growing—enough to cause concern in state school districts that don’t know what to do with kids who aren’t required to take standardized tests. Since parents were involved in the opt-out process in the first place, they also want a say in their child’s activity while standardized tests are in progress. More »

Lice Do Not Last Forever. Your Kid Is Going To Be Ok.

Lice Do Not Last Forever. Your Kid Is Going To Be Ok.

If there is one thing that everyone in the whole world knows about me, it’s that I am the most hyperbolic person ever and that I exaggerate more than anyone else all the time. The downside to this is that people tend to wave off my claims of descending into hell on any given day, when I launch into stories like; My Child’s Tamagotchi: My Descent into Hell or We Ran Out Of Paper Towels: My Descent into Hell. I can understand this. It’s a bit like crying wolf. However, if you have a child in daycare or school, chances are that you’ve traversed the outer rings of the inferno with a nit comb in hand and will probably agree that there’s no punishment for all the earthly wrong you’ve done that is more horrifying than having a child with lice. More »