As August comes to a close, this means we are all faced with a big change: back to school time! The signs are everywhere and it means that Fall is just around the corner and it's nearly time to say farewell to another summer. But what does #backtoschool mean for you and your family? Is it a stressful time? Or an exciting one? We thought sharing what others have to say about this special time of year just might help you and yours get ready for the upcoming switch from pools to classrooms.
Going back to the classroom can be a stressful event. New teachers, new subjects, and scariest of all: new potential friends. If you have a younger person in your life and you want to be able to support them in a successful year at school, check out the TED Talk from Rita Pearson. As an educator for over 40 years, she knows the power of adults supporting kids.
The idea of a back to school season isn't just for kids. It's for adults, too! Even those of you who aren't actively in school. Take this great TEDx Talk from Sherry Coutu who talks about her journey, discovering that she's an entrepreneur, and the power of going back to school in whatever way works for you.
When the school day is done, don't forget to have fun! Especially those first couple of weeks back to school. Not sure what to do? Grab your copy of How Do You See The World and start some conversations. This can be especially good for tweens and teens, as getting back to school can bring up identity questions, self-esteem issues, and dreams of the future. But really, any game and family time spent together is sure to help the transition.