How do you write a lunch note?

How do you write a lunch note?

I've seen the charge that the lunch note is a symptom of helicopter parenting, of parents not being able to let their kids be even for a few hours a day. But good lunch notes aren't a way to tell kids to do better in math, or make them feel better that they're trying really hard at math. They're physical evidence of an ongoing conversation. 

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Should I let my kids read Captain Underpants?

Should I let my kids read Captain Underpants?

Imagine you are were of the millions of fourth graders who devoured the first eleven books, only to find your school won't let you buy the conclusion. I'm sure many enterprising students at Arborwood found a way to read the last book in spite of the ban. Kids are smart. 

But that, like one of Pilkey's aptly-named lunch ladies, Mrs. DePoint. 

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Book Report #1: What makes you qualified to write a book about parenting?

Book Report #1: What makes you qualified to write a book about parenting?

When I started snackdinner, I knew I wanted to write a book. But I didn't feel I could write a book. In this first "book report," I want to share why I changed my mind, in hopes that those of you imagining your own big projects might be inspired to start. 

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