Posts Tagged ‘back-to-school’

4 Ways to De-Stress Back to School

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

I have to giggle, since it seems like just a few weeks ago that I was writing about the stress that happens for some parents when school ends for summer vacation! And now here we are at that other kind of “Eek!” moment — back-to-school.

I happen to think it’s just plain un-American to have school start up before Labor Day, but hey, I’m just old-school that way. I know many of you are not only already back to school, but also back to a smooth, well-oiled school-season routine.

If that doesn’t describe you (and it sure didn’t describe me in the early weeks of oh-too-soon fall), then you might enjoy these ideas for bringing more ease, confidence and enjoyment into the whole affair. They’re right here, at mothering.com. 

Tame Back-To-School Stress with Simplicity

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Four Ideas for Simplifying Life While Enriching Education

I’ll start by apologizing for even mentioning the BTS-word while summer is still (imho) in full flower. But by now it’s a quaint, old-fashioned notion that vacation extends until Labor Day — ha! These days some students have to devote that three-day weekend to cranking out their first papers or projects.

In my day [best stated in crochety, old-lady voice], we were very excited for back-to-school, in large part, I think, because summer’s pace was soooooo much slower than it tends to be these days. There weren’t all the summer programs, the series of vacations, the catch-up tutoring. There were long, hot days filled with swimming, catching pollywogs, reading comics and Nancy Drew, and walking to the corner store for candy. Maybe a horseback riding or dance lesson sprinkled in occasionally, or a family outing to the river. Rinse and repeat, for 75 days, and you are ready for the refreshing rigor of school. {Read more at mothering.com}