By Ray Pinney
They say that as you get older, time seems to go faster. That certainly seems to hold true in the summer. It feels like school is out and summer has just begun when suddenly the calendar says September. I know our kids think it goes fast but I am convinced that as I get older, summer gets shorter.
As it is now after Labor Day, families have spent the last couple of weeks scrambling to buy school clothes and supplies to be prepared for the first day of school. If your kids are anything like my son was, students were also cramming to get their summer reading done, despite almost-daily parental reminders to start the summer reading. My family always used a checklist to make sure our son and daughter were prepared.
As parents, we are focused on getting our children ready to go for school so that they can have a good year. While it is no guarantee that they will have a good year, it is important that we help them.
While it is important and necessary to be focused on our kid’s needs, we should also be focused on preparing ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »