Kid Focused

http://www.kidfocused.com

A news site devoted to current children and family issues.

What mental wellness or mental health issues do you blog about?

If you could give other moms one tip on mental wellness, what would it be?

What mental wellness resources would you recommend for moms? (Support systems, specific websites...)

Can you recommend a great toy that costs less than $10? Please share a link to a photo.

Julie Samrick

The magna doodle- hands down my favorite toy. My 4 year old and I do letters and shapes with it, my 6 year old and I play hangman. My older kids love practicing long math problems with it. We use it all the time! It may be in the $20 range, but to keep it under $10, there are mini ones. A paper and pen work great too :) http://www.kidfocused.com
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How did you feel dropping off your child on the first day of school? Please share a link to a picture if you have one!

Julie Samrick

I was thinking mostly about my daughter making the leap from 1/2 day kindergarten to a full day of first grade. I knew she'd be tired. It was bittersweet to see my son start 5th grade- big man on campus at their k-5 school. My 3rd grader was just in kinder yesterday! My 4 year old would miss her playmates, but I thought about how this is my last year home with her. I usually think in terms of milestones...here is a post I wrote last school year about it.
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