As parents we have to pick and choose our battles. Schoolwork was always one of those battlegrounds in my house.
I’m in and out of my car all day long as I go from one appointment to the next. So I listen to the radio a lot. I heard an interesting piece yesterday.
How many times have we seen our kids playing a video game or doing something they are interested in and remarked, “He pays attention when he wants to.”
The holidays are over and all the presents have been unwrapped.
The start of school is just around the corner. It’s both an exciting and anxiety provoking time. Renewing old friendships, initiating new friendships, fitting in with the group – these not easy jobs for many of our kids.
‘Virus!’ We were in class ‘Checking In’ and ‘Catching Up’ when one of the students interrupted and blurted the word ‘Virus’. We all turned to him with very confused looks on our faces. The comment was unexpected. None of us knew what he was talking about. He knew what was in his head and therefore what he meant was perfectly clear to him. But the rest of us were in the dark when he said that one word.