Here are My Gifts to Parents of Younger Children as They Go Back to School (written last year at this time). Perhaps by sharing my experiences and suggestions, you may be able to save some time and anguish and help your children get on with their job of healthy living and learning, plus keep some semblance of sanity in your family's life. Plus, you may find it helpful to discover you are not alone, and that much of the groundwork has been done for you already by parents with older children than yours all over this country and world.
A final note--say no to chaos. When someone tells me to hurry up, I step back and take a breath. When things get crazy with parent sign-ups and schedules and all the other shenanigans that create increasing, unnecessary pandemonium, I remind myself that I am on a joy-based journey and I don't have to do things the way others are doing them. These may be the biggest lessons of all that my daughters and I have learned the hard way.
eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world