Sarah has a new middle schooler and needs all the tips, which Meagan is happy to share. And many of you are launching new kinders or early elementary kids this year, something the two of us have done a combined eight times (!!). In Episode 221 Sarah leads a pep talk with tips for parents with kids starting elementary school and Meagan takes a turn with advice about middle and high school. Join us!
- All our back to school related episodes can be found here
- Specifically we talked about last year’s Episode 174, How To Be The Parent That Schools (& Teachers) Love
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Thank you so much for this episode. I have a kindergartner starting school on Monday, and I have all the anxiety. I was homeschooled myself, so I have NO IDEA what to do. My kiddos went to preschool, but it feels different and overwhelming to me. Like… how does drop off and pick up work?
I took notes on this episode, about the phrase to encourage talking–my son likes to say “I don’t know” to all my questions already. Not to overburden those first 6 weeks–I’ve cleared the schedule for the first two weekends but now I’m seeing I need more grace for longer.
I was feeling stressed because I want to volunteer and do ALL THE THINGS but realistically I’m the breadwinner and a freelance journalist (Loved your previous podcast btw) and have a preschooler still, so I can’t be a greeter at the elementary school this year. There are lots of things i can’t do. Thank you for reminding me how long I will be in this school mom game and the freedom to know that this season, I can’t do everything, but maybe in two years, I can do more when they’re at the same school.
And thank you for the thoughts on the post-school routine. Ours with the preschool was so chill, but I’m seeing that probably I need to change it up. And my kids think the routine on one day is the routine FOREVER. So I need to think about this before Monday. I’m also challenged to see if they can do more about their own lunches and bento boxes. 🙂
Thanks so much. This was exactly what I needed to listen to this week. <3
Sarah Powers says
Abby, yay! I’m so glad this hit at the right time. Hope the school year is going well!