Yes, it’s that time of year again in Austin, Texas. The time where it feels too hot outside to live, much less even breathe. The time when traffic seems so much worse while sitting one red light after another, always behind someone who is driving too slow or, at least, must have a more powerful air conditioner in their car than I do. The time where there are fewer people outside enjoying our city, including myself.
It’s that time of year again! Already! So long, summer vacation, relaxation, sleeping in, and lounging by the pool… here comes homework, setting an alarm, and packing lunches. This time of year yields a mixture of emotions for kids and parents (and teachers) alike. Along with the excitement of picking out first day of school outfit options, finding out who your kids’ teachers are, and discovering if your child’s BFF is in her class so she’ll be less nervous, sometimes anticipating the next school-year inspires anxiety and fear – at any age. Back to school ads are everywhere right now telling you to buy the hot new trends for fall, cute school supplies, and basically the essentials for fitting in and having a successful school year. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the back-to-school madness!
A Special Note to Parents: Here’s a few ideas for staying grounded on the first day of school and modeling a mindful approach to beginning the school-year with peaceful presence:
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