School's going back ... and are you worrying?
My children start school tomorrow and I mostly feel good about it. But I am hoping in my heart that my kids avoid a couple of teachers who might make school boring for them or might yell at my terribly sensitive child. Will they learn? Will they be happy? Can't I help them avoid the hard stuff?
So here's the little self talk process I've been taking myself through. No, I won't talk to the school. We have a policy of not saying anything about class placements and trusting the school to do the right thing by our kids. I've also asked myself these questions. Do they have particular learning difficulties? No. Will they be in danger? No.
I think we can help them to learn loads from the less than ideal at school. We can talk about ways to manage hard situations. This is a life skill. Part of them growing towards independence. Learning resilience and perseverance when things aren't ideal or even downright difficult. I trust that God will help them learn good things out of the hard things. I believe that he goes alongside them each day as they negotiate the hard.
How are you feeling about the year ahead for your kids?