Well yes, it is back to school...and if you are a homeschooling Mom, you may not have ever been in "summer" hours. But nevertheless, the world, when we have kids in school, seems to revolve around school years rather than calendar years.
So! This Thursday, we will have the basic reminders we always go over for "back to school" "eat your Wheaties" talk, as well as check in with everyone as we do not meet in July.
Something to remember now though is give your kids LOTS and LOTS of Grace. Our kids deal with stress very differently than most folks typically, and although they may either be off the charts visually stressed and talking about it all the time, or seem completely unfazed by new schedules, remember that they are dealing with yet another big change in their lives. Mine now talks about how nervous he is, but that took years and frankly when I want to put him in a soundproofed room so I don't hear about the nervousness - I simply remember when we truly never knew how he was feeling, and it's all alight. Keep this transition in perspective and keep that in mind also as our kids are very amplified conduits of OUR stress. If we show stress when schedules are wrong, the teacher is wrong, they did not get copies of the IEP where they need to be, they won't allow us to get our handy cheat sheets of our kids to the teachers early...etc. etc., then that may just tip our kids into fall apart mode. So ladies - get some chocolate, soothing music, deep breathing techniques, or whatever helps you chill, and keep it handy for the sake of your kiddos! And, read this verse for a great way to deal with anxiety!!
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6
On another note - if you don't follow LeadLearnLive on Facebook - AMAZING things happening with the PSE College effort I've been working on. There has been what is called a TPSID grant released that is due 8/10. There are 2 schools I have been working with that are applying: Connors State in Warner (a wonderful 2 year residential college), and East Central University in Ada. These are superstar schools - I presented to them within days of the TPSID release at the end of June and they both marshaled their forces and have done amazing things to go for the program and write the grants in very short order. That is indeed amazing as it typically takes many months for this to be put together, get the partners, write the program, etc. etc. etc. so - please pray for these schools to get funded. I have always said this is a God sized task, and God sized it is.
Blessings, and stay calm!!!