The Sundial

Moving on Up

Michelle Verne

December 6, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, This will be my last post on the student-parent college blog.  As I graduate and move on to my life's next endeavors, I look back on the past five years I've spent in college and have to say, it's bittersweet.  Although I will carry the burden of finding a job in this tough...

Out with the Old, in with the New

Michelle Verne

November 29, 2010

Student-Parents at CSUN, Holiday season is a busy time for parents of small children.  One of the reasons is because they're always growing out of everything.  Whether it's clothes or toys, they grow rapidly, physically and mentally.  Before the new stuff comes in, the old stuff has to go.  Since...

Best Deals are after Christmas

Michelle Verne

November 29, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, It's hard to believe the holidays are fast approaching, it seems like Halloween just passed.  The minute witches and spiders left the store shelves, they were replaced with candy canes and Christmas decor.  We haven't even had a chance to sit down and give thanks, and we're...

Make Time for You

Michelle Verne

November 15, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Finals are near and so is Thanksgiving break.  It's a perfect time to catch up on some studying and to prepare for those tests, but it's just as important to take time out for yourself.  Going to school and taking care of little one's can take up 150 percent of your time,...

Dealing with an Angry Child

Michelle Verne

November 8, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, For the last couple  months, I've experienced something new with my 2 year old that I haven't experienced much with my older boys, and that's getting angry.  She's recently learned how to express the emotion of anger.  At first I though it was sort of comical, but after...

Leaps in Learning Language

Michelle Verne

October 25, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Babies begin to learn language from the first time their born.  They develop an eagerness to communicate as soon as they leave the womb.  It's evident that the parents voices are recognized in an instant.  So, it's only understandable that parents are just as eager to increase...

Developing Relationships

Michelle Verne

October 18, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, My daughter is approaching her third birthday and is currently in preschool.  This is a time when making friends is easiest, she doesn't need me to make any introductions, as soon as she sees a child her age, she's ready to play.  Playing with other children at this age,...

Ready for more Responsibility

Michelle Verne

October 11, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Need more help at home?  If you’re first, second or third grader is showing signs of increased competence, it’s time to up their responsibility.  Kids always ask for the opportunity to feed the animals, stay up later, or to ride their bike alone.  In order to receive...

Digital Tween Craze

Michelle Verne

October 4, 2010

Dear Student-parents at CSUN, If there’s a child in your family that’s reaching the tween stage, then you might find that they’re starting to spend too much time with technology.  My son is almost 13, and this past year I’ve noticed that his interest in new digital technology has blossomed.  At...

Cool Websites for Kids

Michelle Verne

September 27, 2010

Dear Student-parents at CSUN, My kids begin to ask me questions about the computer when they hit two-years-old.  It was then that I decided to develop a list of websites that would help to further their education and that will allow them to have fun during the process.  I’ve decided to provide...

Tired of Waiting

Michelle Verne

September 14, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Taking a child somewhere that requires waiting can sometimes be a nightmare.  The longer the wait, the worse it can get.  This can really test a parent’s patience.  Trying to keep a little one busy while waiting in a long line or for an appointment can get overwhelming. ...

Back to School Jitters

Michelle Verne

August 31, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Getting back to school after summer break is difficult for a traditional college student.  Now imagine adding a child or two to this equation.  It becomes double the trouble, stress and time to prepare for everyone’s exciting day.  Not only are we required to pur...

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