Cliques already in Kindergarten??

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Having a little girl, I worry about her hitting her teenage years as she tries to find herself and the issues with peer pressure that affects all kids.  As soon as Ella started to show her personality as a toddler, we could see that she was very aware of others and what people thought of her.  She continues to look for approval to confirm that what she is wearing or how her hair is done up makes her look “pretty”.  We were shocked that this started so young for her! (more…)

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Homework Already in Kindergarten?

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Ella started junior kindergarten in September and I am surprised that they already get homework!  Not sure if this is normal but I don’t recall this being the case when I was a child.  Of course I welcome the opportunity for her to learn but I wonder if this is too much too soon?  This also increases the expectation for parent participation since she’s too young to read the instructions which means homework for me as well!  (more…)

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