Are You Ready to Go Back to School –

My second article for the just went live. As we begin to think about the new school year, I wanted to encourage and challenge parents to take an active roll in their children’s schooling. Would you take a few minutes and read the article? I would love to hear your thoughts. You can share them here or on the blog.


Are You Ready for the New School Year?
On Monday, Aug. 27, my four boys—like your kids—will climb the stairs of that big yellow school bus, and embark on another year of educational adventures. Are you ready?

Sure you’ve completed the “back-to-school” shopping—new notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers. New shoes, pants and shirts. New backpacks, jackets and supplies. But I’m not asking if they’re ready for school. I want to know, are YOU ready for school?

Sometimes I think as parents, we look forward to our kids going back to school as a time to regain control of our house. With the kids at school we can finally clean, have some peace and quiet, take some time during the day for us. I know as a parent, I’m looking forward to having a little more order in my house. But going back to school should be more than that.

As parents, we too need to get back into the mindset of school and not just for the benefit of getting our kids out of the house. I think that we have certain responsibilities, expectations and commitments that we must follow through with in order to help our children to get the most out of their educational experience.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

– jay

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