From a child fretting over having a male teacher for the first time to suffering from test anxiety, this practical and humorous guide offers parents a commonsense approach to handling a variety of school-related problems. Some of the issues addressed include serious subjects such as how to tell if a child has a learning disability, as well as more light-hearted situations such as what to do if a child is afraid of the automatic flushing toilets at school. Written by an experienced teacher and mother of three, How to Handle School Snafus offers kid-tested solutions for the most challenging and hilarious problems that the school year can bring. Going to school is a big deal. We can't possibly think of all the things that might come up, but this book will prepare you!
Don't know how to solve a problem, like bully troubles or homework woes? Van Vleet gives practical solutions in easy-to-understand language.
This book is a must read for any parent with a child in K-3rd grade! Yikes! It's Due Tomorrow?!: How to Handle School Snafus is a parent's reference guide to answers of how to handle your grade-school child's "crises" or mishaps that can be done so easily without muddling through an encyclopedia.
After the first school bell rings, what if my friend is in a different classroom or if I don't like my teacher or I get lost at school? Answers are given to these valid grade-school problems by first giving parents an insight into children's thought processes and then following up with Insider tips and creative ways to work out these problems for young children from a former elementary school teacher and parent, Carmella Van Vleet.
For example, Carmella Van Vleet suggests that when a child is having trouble getting lost in the school building to help the child draw a map, depending on the age of your child, and use a variety of games such as "counting" the steps to get to different locations in the building. This will give the child a sense of distance from one classroom to another and diminish their fears and trauma. Another trying problem for children are bullies-those who are or those being bullied. Excellent information on this topic. These are just a couple of issues addressed, among many helpful tips.
Other real life snafus your child may experience:
** being late for school ** classroom situations ** academic issues ** playground problems ** homework issues ** miscellaneous
Excellent common-sense advice for helping your child with problems that arise in growing up in the school environment. It is a refresher course for parents on handling homework issues, friendship questions, common phobias, gifts to give a school teacher, and parent-teacher conferences help. Easy-to-use practical parental tips in a fun and humorous way.
This is a great book for those of us with school-aged kids. My first child started school this year and I am so glad to have a book like this. This book covers such a wide range of issues, from riding the bus to not getting along with a teacher, to being afraid to use the bathroom....and issues I have never even thought of. I'm finding this book helpful to me to look forward to potential problems and already have some ideas of how to cope with them. I even got this years teachers' Christmas presents from the last page of the book. I definately reccommend this book to everyone with kids in school.