A New Rhythm

It happened again. Another summer flew by way faster than it should have. There are only a couple of days left to cram in as much fun as possible. This of course is being balanced with the rush to buy any last minute school necessities and trying to get back into  school year routines. Fall brings with it a new and exciting feel and a new family rhythm. Since my first child started school a few years ago, I find myself filled with mixed emotions at the start of a new school year. It seems to be very common for siblings to fight more at the end of the summer (mine included), which leaves many parents excited for more structure. After being able to spend more time with my children during the summer, I also feel sad that my children will start a routine that involves so much time away from home. It makes me realize how important it is to be supportive of and engaged with the teachers who will spend so much time with our precious children.

Gabe on his first day of kindergarten last year.

Gabe on his first day of kindergarten last year.

My children are also starting a new school this year, which brings with it another set of to-do’s and hopes. I hope my children have a smooth transition and feel happy at their new school. As you prepare for a new school year, take a few minutes to check out this helpful post, “Preparing Your Child for the New School Year.” I was reminded of some simple things I can do as a parent to help start the school year off right. Happy new school year everyone. I have a feeling it’s going to be a great one!

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