Renaissance Dad: Softening the Back-to-School Blow
Let’s face it: no one enjoys coming back from vacation.
It’s no different for our kids.
Expecting a child to transition from the hedonistic joys of summer vacation to the regimented disciple of school is like asking a newlywed to come home from their honeymoon to three kids, two dogs, and a broken water-heater.
In the 80s cult classic, “One Crazy Summer”, there is a line that has inspired me as a writer, as a husband, and as a parent: “With no plan, there’s no attack. With no attack, there’s no victory.”
The end of summer—and the first few weeks of September—is a stressful time for both parents and children. How do we prepare our kids for this transition back to school? We have a plan.