Category Archives: Education

Doing Cartwheels When I See the School Bus Coming

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I love the school bus so much! It symbolizes freedom to me. I bow to thee.

To all the school bus drivers out there… you have NO IDEA how much you mean to me. I ask you, what parent isn’t positively gleeful when their precious cherubs finally don their Sponge Bob or Frozen backpacks to dutifully march down the driveway and climb aboard a big, yellow school bus for their first day of school?  I didn’t […]

Not Happy: My Child Is Heading off to Middle School

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Not Happy: My Child is Heading Off to Middle School

“Dear 5th grade parents …” says the latest letter. This has become a theme lately. “Dear 5th Grade Parents there will be a 5th Grade Graduation on …” “Dear 5th Grade Parents … there will be a farewell picnic on …” “Dear 5th Grade Parents there will be a middle school orientation on …” This […]

5 Things You Need to Do to Prepare for Back to School

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Even though it’s still blistering hot out, the first day of school is going to sneak up on you before you know it. Here’s the Imperfect Parent’s top 5 things to remember to get ready for back to school, and the end of summer vacation madness: 1. Register If you haven’t done so already, it’s […]

Relocating to the South? Brush up on Palm Reading for School

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Okay, I know this a timeworn tale that’s been retold by generations of relocated northerners turned southerners, so if you’ve heard it before you can just go ahead and skip by. For those of you who haven’t encountered the phenomenon of palm reading as an educational subject, I’ll recount my own version. My middle school-aged […]

Special Needs of the Gifted Child

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When we think of a child with special needs, we tend to think of a child who is autistic, has ADHD or suffers with dyslexia. Rarely does the gifted child come to mind. I don’t particularly like the term “gifted”, nor does my 8-year-old son. It carries with it a stigma, one that separates him […]