Back to School Time Again
I remember this time of year fondly. I liked school, liked learning, and liked having new clothes and crayons. Not all children, tweens, and teens feel as I did. When my children were in school it took weeks to get them ready, physically and mentally. Here are a few tips.
- Plan – Give some thought to what they will need physically. Begin to include them in the planning. If you are short on funds make note of the back-to-school give aways by area organizations.
- Prepare – Notice the sales, the tax-free weekend dates, and evaluate their wardrobes. Keep notes of everything that will be needed and the costs.
- Pray – Pray for each child and with each child. Let them know that they can pray too. Pray not just for the child, but for their teachers and classmates.
Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 She founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, & Empowered. She is a Women’s Transition Coach and her stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines.
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I love this! Keeping it simple like this is a breath of fresh air at this crazy time of year when the chaos resumes. I can grasp onto these easy steps!
It seems to me that it just gets more complicated. I watch the young moms and wonder if I ever had to think of all the things you do these days. As always love to hear from you, Nicole.