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The Sizemores

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Don't drag out the separation process, especially on the first day. Take your child to the classroom, hug her, tell her that you love her, tell her what time you will back to pick her up, and then leave. Do not stay or return if your child begins to cry. The teachers will know how to distract your child and make her feel comfortable. 

Plan ahead for your own reactions. Think about how you will handle your own feelings about leaving your child so that she does not see you getting upset.

Always be there on time to pick up your child.  If she believes that you will be there to pick her up when you said you would, then she will be more likely to separate easily.

Children may display anxiety about separation in different ways, such as fighting with you about getting dressed in the morning, refusing to make eye contact with or talk to the teacher, being overly clingy, and/or throwing a tantrum. Stay consistent with your routines, both at home and at school, your child should eventually become comfortable with the process of you leaving her at preschool.

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Separation anxiety is a very common problem for preschool children, especially during the first few weeks of school. Here are some tips for cutting down on separation anxiety during the preschool years:

Children do pick up on your mood, even if they cannot yet articulate their feelings. Try to remain calm and positive.

Do not automatically assume that your child is worried about starting school. Don't signal that she should be nervous by asking leading questions like, “Are you worried about starting preschool and being away from mommy?" Instead, focus on the exciting aspects of starting school.

Try to find at least one or two other children that will be in your child’s class or school. If your child starts to express worry about preschool, remind him that he will see his friends there.

Prepare ahead of time for the first day of school, and make it a special event to look forward to. Talk to your child about what will happen that morning. Tell him how excited you are about all the fun he is going to have, and how you can’t wait to hear about everything he is going to do.

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Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota, who played for hours in her father's classroom labs.

The core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in take them from the Midwest across the US, over the Atlantic to the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.

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Kids Say The Funniest Things

When explaining to the children how the Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches release air from their abdomens to make the hissing sound, Ryder said, “So like a fart?”

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“All you need in the world is love and laughter. That’s all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.”

— August Wilson

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The Wengers

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The First Day of School: Dealing with Preschool Separation Anxiety

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Lab Girl

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