Remember back in the “Before” when we did Tuesday Topics each week? It was one of my favorite parts of One Thankful Mom, and I know that many of you loved it to. I’m ready to get it rolling again and I’m so excited to hear from all of you.
This week’s Tuesday Topic is a good question for all of us as we approach the start of school.
What one (or more) tip can you give for calm school mornings?
Some kids are excited for school to start, others, not so much. Some kids are naturally organized, others, well, let’s just say I have some kids who really struggle with that.
For kids who attend school, it’s so important to send them off calm and filled with the knowledge of our love and support. One day last fall, I completely blew it with Kalkidan. I was irritated by something she did and I didn’t handle it well. She was not feeling loved and secure as she went out the door, and I knew the responsibility was mine. All morning I wrestled with it, thinking about how I would talk with her when she got home, but my heart was not at peace.
I had to make it right with her, so I got in the car and drove to her school at lunchtime. The secretary called her to the office and she nervously approached me, wondering why I was there. We stepped outside the door and I asked her to forgive me for my harsh words and unkindness. Her face, the way she opened up to me, and the hug she gave me was priceless. I took her out for lunch and we spent time repairing the damage I had done.
I can’t tell you how thankful I am for that now.
For homeschoolers, if we don’t make a good start in the morning, school will drag on for hours and hours, and the feeling in the house will be less than sweet. I have plenty of experience with that as well. Homeschooling is dramatically better when mom and kids are calm and happy.
I would love to hear from you – even if you think your tip is so small that everyone else has already figured it out.
If you have a Tuesday Topic you would like me to share with this great community of readers, please email it to me at email@example.com; if you put “Tuesday Topic” in the subject line it will help me be slightly more organized. You all are a deep well of wisdom and I love to see you support one another. Besides, you are a help to me!
Let’s revitalize Tuesday Topics and learn from one another. Please take a moment to leave a comment; I know you have something to say.
encourage one another,
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