Here it is, the new school year. For many, it’s the time when our children’s carefree smiles disappear and their walk loses some of its lightness. Stress, overwhelm, and anxiety, creep back into our children’s lives as they approach the beginning of school. What’s a parent to do?
For starters, do whatever you can to find a quiet place for yourself for a few minutes. It’s time for some quality self-talk. And some slow, deep breaths.
First, as parents who work with me know, it all begins and ends with calm. Really, truly. And it is YOU who must bring it back to calm, knowing that no learning can take place without it. Make your commitment to do what it takes to master the skill of calm.
Written by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC © 2013 PTS Coaching. All rights reserved. Articles may be reproduced or electronically distributed as long as attribution to PTS Coaching is maintained.