Some of you have kids who are beginning kindergarten this week or next week. I wrote this last year for Babble but the advice still applies. Take it or leave it. But, if I were you, I would take it. Or, maybe I’d leave it. Hmmm…. To take or not to take? 
Do you have a child beginning kindergarten this fall? Congratulations! My oldest son was in kindergarten last year. It was wonderful. He learned so much. And I did too. In fact, having made it through the year with a significant amount of trial and error, I thought I’d help you along this back-to-school season with some “tips” I learned the hard way:
1. Even if you write a note at the beginning of the year that says, “A preemptive yes to everything,” you will still be asked to sign each and every permission slip and parental consent form.
2. You’ll have to provide a phone number in case of an emergency. It turns out that the school needs something other than “Call 911.”
3. Some schools allow you to make “friend requests” before class assignments are made. Evidently, writing “Ethan or Evan or Aiden something or other” isn’t considered specific enough.
4. Because the list of school supplies is so lengthy, you might think that they are only suggestions. They’re not. If you only bring in the things that you think your child will use, it will annoy the teacher.
5. The first time you meet the school principal, don’t ask about the possibility of booking Ke$ha for the kindergarten graduation party.
You have to go to Babble to read the rest. But, it’s free. I mean, unless giving a DNA sample isn’t considered free… 

Some of you have kids who are beginning kindergarten this week or next week. I wrote this last year for Babble but the advice still applies. Take it or leave it. But, if I were you, I would take it. Or, maybe I’d leave it. Hmmm…. To take or not to take? 

Do you have a child beginning kindergarten this fall? Congratulations! My oldest son was in kindergarten last year. It was wonderful. He learned so much. And I did too. In fact, having made it through the year with a significant amount of trial and error, I thought I’d help you along this back-to-school season with some “tips” I learned the hard way:

1. Even if you write a note at the beginning of the year that says, “A preemptive yes to everything,” you will still be asked to sign each and every permission slip and parental consent form.

2. You’ll have to provide a phone number in case of an emergency. It turns out that the school needs something other than “Call 911.”

3. Some schools allow you to make “friend requests” before class assignments are made. Evidently, writing “Ethan or Evan or Aiden something or other” isn’t considered specific enough.

4. Because the list of school supplies is so lengthy, you might think that they are only suggestions. They’re not. If you only bring in the things that you think your child will use, it will annoy the teacher.

5. The first time you meet the school principal, don’t ask about the possibility of booking Ke$ha for the kindergarten graduation party.

You have to go to Babble to read the rest. But, it’s free. I mean, unless giving a DNA sample isn’t considered free…