I’m a bit late, but welcome to September!
Even though we haven’t officially landed into autumn, we’ve crossed into that grey area now that Labor day has passed.Â We’re creeping into a new seasons and all the signs are there. I don’t pay much attention to fashion rules, but was once scolded by someone when I wore white shoes after Labor Day. I guess that’s a rule? Hm. Beyond fashion faux pas, here in Minnesota the air is turning crisp and apple-picking has begun (my tummy thanks whoever left the bushel to share here at work). All of this autumn-in-the-air feeling makes me think of a line from Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail: “Don’t you love the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”Â It’s true, with the coming fall we have those seasonal urges and occurrences. One of those on every student’s mind (along with parents and drivers trapped behind school buses) is the return to school. This weekend the mall was jam-packed with back-to-school shoppers and when I went to get a haircut it was the same story. Excited soon-to-be students lingered everywhere waiting to get trimmed so they could start school with a fresh face.
With all this excitement comes nervousness over beginning something new. Entering a new class, making new friends, meeting new teachers, keeping up with studies and sports…it’s a lot to think about! And it’s important to keep stress and anxiety in check. Beliefnet came up with some good tips on how to manage the beginning butterflies to a new year. Hopefully these tips will help you send your student off on the right foot!