⌛Seven more sleeps to go and the eldest is back to school.
It's a strange feeling for us as parents, and for the kids too.
For me, it's a mix of relief and worries about the months ahead.
For the kids, it seems to be a mix of excitement, nerves, worry about the virus but most of all dread - dread about schoolwork and homework starting again😂!
Seriously though, my two appear fairly chilled but I can tell their little minds have been thinking about what next week holds. I've explained, shown, listened and supported them but sometimes kids take things in a little better from something external.
I found an e-book online this morning that aims to help children come to terms with the new school routines that are looming. It was from America though so a lot of it wasn't really relevant for us folks here over the pond 😭☹️.
So, by the powers of technology, a laptop and a bit of patience (plus a few coffees!) I adapted it to suit our needs.
Please find below a little gift from me and Breathe NI to read and go over with your children.
Kelly Goes Back to School is a lovely supportive little book that explains to children in simple terms how things are going to be. I hope you find it useful in the final runup to the new routines ahead 🤗.
Calmer children go a long way to helping us parents too 🤗.