Focus on reading. Reading is the base that the child will build his entire education on. If he learns only this one skill in first grade, he will be prepared for the rest of his school years. Center your first grade curriculum around your reading program. Of course the other subjects are important, but phonics, writing, spelling, and language can all be incorporated into the reading program. History can be taught during story time which is important to any reading program.
If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed – like it’s all just too much – speak up. Your mom or dad can help you put some balance in your schedule. It may mean cutting out some activities so you have more free time.
Will you allow smoking or visitors in your home during the care period? Do you care if the nanny speaks your native language or any other language? Au pairs are commonly younger women from foreign countries; is it important to you to have a caregiver from your locality?
Joshua doubted that she was being entirely truthful, but held his breath once more. She was intoxicating. Enraptured by her scent and the soft contours of her slender figure, he moved to draw her close. He felt himself getting caught up in her offer though his mind was plagued with indecisions. She pressed her lips against his, and he moved to respond. But as things proceeded rapidly, his doubt of her sincerity was growing. Was she leading him on? Embarrassing him? Or was she really interested in him in this way, after so often shunning him in the past? He allowed her to continue to lean in close, enjoying the feel of her in his arms before he felt her shift gently away.
What if there were an easier way? What if you could simply get up, have your child eat, get dressed and send him or her off to school all with the touch of a button. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
These children live lives of chaos and insecurity. Never knowing what they might find when they get home, many drop out of school to better control their environments. Tired of having Dad or Mom make inappropriate and humiliating comments to friends, these children are often isolated from their peers. Their most basic needs aren’t met: feeding, clothing, medical care or even shelter, because the alcoholic needs their booze more. Alcoholism is a selfish, destructive and self centered disease, that rips families apart every day in this country.
OTalk to your child about school. Share your school experiences with your child so he can have an idea about school activities and subjects. If your child is still hesitant to go to school, tell him that he can make new friends in school whom he can play and share stories with.
This way there are no distractions or disruptions for the child to encounter. The child is better able to concentrate in familiar surroundings. It is reassuring for the parent in knowing that the child is actually learning the proper lessons and values that they want to pass on. The child is thus shielded from potentially negative influences in a school setting where, sadly, we often here in the news tragic instances of bullying, for instance.