If you are like me, it may seem like the past school year just ended. However the ads in the newspaper and on television indicate that the start of a new academic year is just a matter of days or weeks away.
Here are some ideas for you to consider as you make plans for that all-important first day:
After school activities, sponsored by the school or other organizations, require careful planning as well. Sometimes children can be involved in too many activities. As a parent, you have the best understanding of what is “too much” for your child. I remember an eighth-grade student bemoaning that he never had time just “to be” because it seemed like every minute was filled with activity. This young man just wanted some time when he didn’t have “to do” anything. As adults we often feel that same way, don’t we? It is so important that you and your child plan for time just “to be.”
Parents, you are an essential member of your child’s educational team….home and school working together make all the difference in the world!