September 9, 2013 by Katia
How was your kid’s first week in school?
Last week my older son started attending Junior Kindergarten at the same school he’ll be going to in a couple of years. All week long I’d been asked the same standard parenty questions: How was your son’s first day at school? How did he like it? How did you feel? Welp. Wanna know how I really feel? After reading a couple of ‘return to school’ stories which circulated the interwebs last week, I feel like we, parents, should maybe consider updating the protocol of first-week-in-school-appropriate-questions to include: Did anyone crush your child’s dream yet? No? Well, how about their self esteem then?
This is the first paragraph of my MamaPop post this week. Being a parent is like being in a tribe. Somebody else’s kid gets hurt? You react. Intensely sometimes. You get hurt twice. Once for the child who was wronged and once for your own kid, because don’t tell me you haven’t try the scenario on on your child.
Did school crush your child’s dreams? Whether it did or didn’t please read about how it crushed two other tribe members’ kids’ dreams and comment.