Set positive tone for school year

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

Wow, we only have one week to go. I hope you spend this week building excitement for the year ahead. Make sure you do some fun family things as you prepare for the new school year.

One of the mottos a training used said, “Your attitude determines your altitude.” Parents should be reminded that their attitude is equally important to the success of the student.

The posting of the class lists and meet the teacher are big days in the life of a child. You should be excited for them and if they didn’t get the friend or teacher they want or in the same class, lunch or team, find a positive. Every year, I know a parent that voices their dismay with everything and everything about school. Imagine if someone set the tone for you each year in a similar fashion?

As you deliver your school supplies, learn the classroom, look for interesting things to point out later that evening. Is there a class pet, were there cool posters, games, stations or things to do in the room? Make sure you attend the meet the teacher or back to school night. I don’t care if this is your eighth child, it is a new year, a new class, a new teacher, and things change all of the time.

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