I saw a series of missed calls on my phone from my older son’s school and my husband. I looked at the times on the screen – they’d been trying to get hold of me for almost an hour. My heart started racing – what was up? I set Thomas up with his lunchbox and listened to the first message. It was the school principal himself calling, asking me to phone him back “urgently regarding Jake”.
How many times have I heard grandparents declare that it’s their right to spoil their grandchildren? They go on to say how great it is to treat and enjoy the kids without the weight of responsibility they had has parents…and to hand them back to us when it’s time. But they say these things with […]
For any parent, the thought of our child being disrespected in some way and feeling alone during a long day at school is crushing. We can probably all remember a time in our own childhood when we were the one in that position. While Jake is still going to school largely happily, I’m anxious that the situation with his friends may deteriorate to the point of bullying and he may become anxious about going to school.
I go about my day carrying hundreds of little worries and fears for my children with me – * did he remember to take his jacket to school with him? * will he have more trouble with that mean kid today? * how will his spelling test go? Those are the kinds of mini-fears that […]