Preschool and Kindergarten Graduations Have Gotten Out of Hand

Frederick Froebel's invention of kindergarten, in early 1800s Germany, heralded the idea of early childhood education -- of reaching children during a period of dramatic brain development and introducing a holistic style of learning through play, music, movement, paperfolding and games....more

June is the New December: 10 Ways to Calm End-of-School-Year Frenzy

As a parent, I've always found the end of the school year to be a mixed bag. It can be an exciting time to look forward to summer plans and the relaxation, fun and family time they portend. It can offer meaningful rituals and warm celebrations with family and friends. It can also be ridiculously busy and packed with obligations and graduations (from pre-school on up), not to mention parties and ceremonies for every classroom, team and group....more