There is no question that the start of the year is stressful but maybe there is something that can help ! While it’s true that there is so much to do, keep in mind that our kids don’t worry about those details nearly as much as we do (if at all!)
Here is part of the email that my sister-in-law sent me a few year ago about my niece and nephews impressions of their first day of school.
Vince is very excited about Kindergarten and riding the bus to the Pittaway School for his extended day in the afternoon.
I had to leave Celia in the classroom with a full red face and wet eyes. She was clinging but she didn’t cry. When I got back, she was all smiles. She had a great time. She looked up at me and said, “Mommy, I made a new friend today. Her name is Madison.”
While Vince’s and Celia’s teachers were probably worried about getting their rooms just right, Vince was thinking about taking the bus to the Pittaway School for extended day and Celia was thinking about her new friend, Madison.
The kids will live if your first Read Aloud isn’t perfect.
That first Writing Workshop probably isn’t as important to them as it seems to you.
They’re probably too busy thinking about buses, extended days and new friends to even notice…….
How is the start of the year going? I would love to hear your funny stories! Do you have any tips for easing the stress at the start of the year? I would love to hear your stories and thoughts in the comments below! If you want to have a more detailed conversation, please reach out to me or sign up for a free 15 minute consultation: