The days are getting shorter. Ads for notebooks and backpacks are showing up in my inbox. Amazon sent me a personal invitation into their #2 pencil emporium. The frenzy of summer is coming to a close and a whole different frenzy is about to begin.
It’s the start of the School Year.
Nooooooo! My children cry in horror, seeing a crisp, new notebook peeking out of our shopping bag.
For some of us this is old hat. We’ve been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.
For others, this is the first time you are sending your precious babies out into the cold, cruel world of school.
As a mom of 9 and 12 year old boys and the Director of Admission of a preschool, I’ve seen this day from many different sides and angles. Here are 5 bits of wisdom that we, the teachers and school staff, would like every parent to know irrespective of whether this is your first ever first-day-of-school, or you are a practiced veteran.