From a child fretting over having a male teacher for the first time to suffering from test anxiety, this practical and humourous guide offers parents a common-sense approach to handling a variety of school-related problems. Some of the issues addressed include serious subjects such as how to tell if a child has a learning disability, as well as more light-hearted situations such as what to do if a child is afraid of the automatic flushing toilets at school. Written by an experienced teacher and mother of three, "How to Handle School Snafus" offers kid-tested solutions for the most challenging and hilarious problems that the school year can bring.
Carmella van Vleet is a former elementary school teacher and educational speaker and is the author of "Fish Money" and "Writing Club." She has written family humor and parenting articles for such magazines as "Mothering," "Parenting," and "Welcome Home." She lives in Columbus, Ohio.