5-Year-Old’s Outfit Deemed Inappropriate at School, so Her Mom Took Action

There is a bright spot in all of this, though. Emily Stewart didn’t take this lying down. She didn’t just send angry words out into the universe: she went straight to the source and made a change. Because of her boldness in speaking up, the school formally changed their policies, and now administrators are no longer able to make judgment calls on the appropriateness of a child’s outfit. Read More

Interview with Joseph Cassis, Author of Squire With Fire- A Happy Dragon Tale

As a part of our ongoing interview series, we at Mom’s Choice had the great privilege of talking with Joseph Cassis, author of the Award-Winning book Squire With Fire- A Happy Dragon Tale. We have a hero (or heroine!), bravery, hard work, and s’mores, all wrapped up in a heartfelt and meaningful book. Keep reading for the full interview! Read More

Interview With Jayne Rose-Vallee, Author of Dinosaurs Living in My Hair! 2

As a visitor in classrooms, I have seen firsthand how children can be insensitive, cruel, and mean towards others. Providing simple techniques to young students was a way to begin a conversation with adults reading the book. There is no magical answer to the subject of bullying, however, children need to understand the importance of telling adults when they see something amiss. Read More

New York State Makes Mental Health Classes Mandatory for Kids

The new mandate is intended to help students learn more about mental and emotional wellness, as well as helping them understand when and how to seek help for themselves and others. With around 13% of children ages 8-15 and 21% of teenagers ages 13-18 experiencing a severe mental health disorder, and only a little over half of those children receiving mental health services, this is incredibly necessary.  Read More

Just in Time For Back To School Season: Hilarious First Day Photos For Your Enjoyment

For those kids, sitting in front of your perfectly chalkboard-lettered signs pretending to be excited for the end of their carefree days is just too much to bear. Thankfully, many of those children’s moms snap the photo anyway… and share away, for all of us to see.  Whether they’re in preschool or highschool, sometimes it’s just plain hard to go back to responsibility. Read More

Teacher Writes Tearjerking Letter to Kids Who Won’t Be Entering Kindergarten This Year

In the middle of all of the excitement and hustle, however, it’s easy to forget that there are people who are genuinely hurting at the beginning of this new school year: nobody more than parents who have lost children. As they watch their peers’ children (and even their deceased children’s friends) grow another year older and enter into a new grade, it is insanely painful to deal with the fact that their own won’t be joining them. Read More