#CLEMAMA: Check in While You Check Off Your Back to School List

#CLEMAMA: Check in While You Check Off Your Back to School List

- in 2022 Editions, August 2022, Parenting

I can’t believe it… we’re already heading back to school soon. I remember always being excited for school, but always maybe a little nervous too. I got to thinking… I wonder how my daughter is feeling about going back to school this year. Sometimes I get so caught up in checking off items on the school supply list, or my to do list that I forget to ask her how she is feeling about the upcoming year. My youngest daughter Reagan is now entering the seventh grade. Time really does fly…. and with each year it brings so many new wonderful things.

So, here is my daughter’s perspective on going back to school this year…You can use these prompt questions to gauge how your kids are feeling too!

What are you looking forward to the most? 

Reagan: “What I am looking forward to the most about going back to school is trying new things. I personally am excited to learn a foreign language and play oboe in my school band. I love trying new things so that’s what I’m most excited for.”

Sara Carnes Daughter, Reagan, shares how she feels about back-to-school time.

How Do You Think School Will Be Different in the 2022–2023 Year?

Reagan: “The most different things will probably be all the Covid restrictions, hopefully by now most, if not all, school Covid restrictions will be gone.”

What Are You Doing This Summer To Prepare for the  Upcoming School Year?

Reagan: “This summer I am doing a few things to prepare for the school year.  First, I am going shopping for supplies that I need during the year. I’m also creating an organized place to do studying and homework. Another thing I have been doing is reading a lot. I have been using audiobooks to get through more books.”

What are your back to school must-haves? 

Reagan: “My biggest back to school must-have is a positive attitude. If you don’t have a positive attitude you most likely won’t succeed.” 

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