Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Let's make the school year 2015-2016 a great year

Well, its official the kids are back in school.  It’s a new school year for your babies going into kindergarten, junior high school, and high school.  For some students it will be an adjustment and it will even be an adjustment for parents; especially for parents with little ones going into kindergarten.  They may cry and for some they may not and leave the parents with tears that their little one is a big girl or big boy as they wave good bye. 

The first day of school is so special and such a memorable day.  I remember the first day my daughter went to Kindergarten.  I was nervous about her riding the school bus and getting lost that I had to be there on the first day.  I think most employers expect new parents with little ones going to school for the first time to take the day off.  It’s an emotional day for us parents when our baby goes off to school for the first time.  Has the teacher had to reassure you that your son or daughter was in good hands before you would leave?  Yes, this is hilarious now but we all know each of us have been told this by the teacher or principal.  We are excited about the new school year and what it will bring.  

Now, our middle school students and high school students it’s not as emotional as kindergarten.  However, you are just as excited about them getting out of the house, off the phone, and off social media to be actively learning in school.  You even encourage them to pick a sport and sign up for an after school club.  You want your children to be actively involved in school and learn discipline by participating in a sport or club.  It’s time for them to adjust to being back in school and on a different schedule of activities and even bed time. 

It’s a new school year for college students and the emotions are high especially for parents dropping their freshman off.  We experience the empty nest syndrome for the first 6 months, at least I did.  Finding something to do as the house was quiet until the first weekend they come home to do laundry.  Back to school each year is different and gets to become memorable each year until your babies graduate from high school and go off to college. 

 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

Make it a great year of memories and teach them to soar high like an eagle, for nothing is impossible that they cannot rise above.  A new school year means new goals and new friends to take with you on new adventures and journey called learning.  As parents, keep encouraging your son or daughter with affirmations of success.  Keep them positive, active, and believing in their dreams. 

Welcome back to school to all of our students for the 2015-2016 school years.  What will you do to make your son or daughter have a great year?