The other day a friend of mine acknowledged in a closed Facebook group for the middle school that she had not required her child to read this summer, and she described herself as an “awful mom,” and she wanted to know what the consequence was for this failure to force her kid to read over […]
summer reading packets
Dr. Seuss said it best. As usual.
I may have said this before, but I used to see this therapist. She was a life changer for me. And one of the biggest things she taught me was that, as she put it, I needed to develop a “teflon coating.” I used to take everything so personally. To the point that it was […]
Did my kids read for 600 minutes this summer? I don’t really know. And I don’t really care.
I was a teacher before I had kids. A young, opinionated, judgemental teacher. I often found myself saying, “How hard is it?” How hard is it to clean out a backpack? How hard is it to fill out a permission slip? How hard is it to check your kid’s work? How hard is it to […]