Notebooks and new clothes, the smell of fresh paint and newly sharpened pencils, changing leaves and the crispness of the air! Its fall and it’s time for starting over. We begin to settle back into the cadence and familiarity of routine and we can start again. I love that –it gives us another chance to finish well no matter how we started. We may have begun past years with all kinds of hopes and intentions but we didn’t quite get there. Here we are in September– new page, a new chapter, a new season – it’s an opportunity for a fresh start.
This is an excellent time for us as parents to speak that promise and potential into our kids. They may have had a rough year and fear failure again. They may be new to their school and worried they won’t find any friends. They may have decided in themselves that they want to do better this year and need to set new goals and find new friends. Even if they have been an “A” student or star athlete, the fall gives them a chance to reach higher and push farther! Whatever it is you can be sure that when your children return to school they are toting with them more than just their backpacks. So, let’s prepare ourselves for this new leg of the race so that we can help them have an amazing school year.
If you didn’t get a chance to join us for our “Back to School/Forward to Success” Teleseminar Series, you can listen to the call and read the full article by clicking the links below:
Part 1–The Power of a Fresh Start
All the best for a great school year!
Donna and Pat