Getting ready for kindergarten doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful, but it does mean more than buying a backpack. Focus on the simple things. Read and talk to your child as much as you can, practice basic writing and counting, and help your child learn to try hard and get along with others.
Having a child home on a school day is tough for busy parents. Usually it means we have to call in sick, too, orscramble to find someone else to watch them. But the truth is that missing school is even worse for kids. Why? It’s simple: If kids aren’t in school, they probably aren’t learning.