As soon as he was clear of the classroom he paused once more, turning ever so slightly as he passed through the doorway. What he found surprised him, for as his eyes scanned the room in search of her, he found she sought him back. He allowed his lips to curl up in the faintest of smiles. She excited him. Her lustrous deep brown eyes made him catch his breath with an anticipation of what it would be like to have those sensual, moist lips press firmly against his. Not that that would ever happen. At least aside from his most intimate of dreams.

OThrow a “first day at school” party. Invite the kids in your neighborhood for a first day at school party. The kids who already experienced going to school can share their stories to your child so he will know what to expect. Decorate the party venue with school posters from a printing company to create a first day at school atmosphere. You can give your guests eco-friendly notebooks and pencils as party favors.

Then I discovered eBook cookbooks. They are so wonderful, of course you need access to a computer but in today’s world of technology most of us have a laptop we take with us. Actually, there are a lot of PDA’s and iPods that you can store text files on too. Anyway, you can store tons of cookbooks and if you don’t want them stored directly on your computer you can burn them on to a Cd. One CD will hold a number of cookbooks depending on the size of course. The space that you save in your kitchen is amazing and yet you still have access to all your favorite cookbooks and recipes.

Social anxiety disorder in children can affect the child negatively in many ways. The child can be lonely from lack of interaction with others and have few if any friends. These children are less likely to participate in school activities and pretend to be sick so they do not have to go to school. Other children may refuse to attend school completely. Missing time at school can have a negative affect on their grades and ability to learn. The child can develop behavioral problems at school. The risk for suicide increases in children with social anxiety though they are more likely to attempt suicide as teen or adults.

OShop for school supplies. Let your child choose the designs of his pencil box, notebooks and back pack so he will be motivated for his first day at school. He will surely enjoy writing with his new pencils and notebooks. Remind your child to always return his things inside his bag so he will not lose them.

Joint custody is wonderful when it works, as it keeps both parents involved with the child’s life. It gives the child a strong sense of security when both parents can discuss his/her needs and wants. It is also a good way to help parents avoid being played off against each other. The kids can’t manipulate their parents if they can maintain an united front.

When you allow your child to have his own car, it shows that you can trust him. Granted, if your child has reached driving age and has let you down a number of times, a car may not be a good idea. However, if your child has worked hard in school and shown he can be trusted, the freedom a car brings is a great reward. Recognizing that your child has been responsible and can be trusted to make responsible decisions is an important part of child rearing.