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Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to school!

Either the kids are back in school or will be soon.  Does that mean you're off the hook for teaching them?  No way!  Not only are you your children's first teacher, but the teaching you provide your children will be an ongoing thing for the rest of your life.  You don't even get to retire at age 65!  :) 

First day of school!!!
You might depend on public or private school to teach your kids academics or you might homeschool your children and oversee their education yourself but however you do it, you have the responsibility to see to it that your children are educated, academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally.  That's a big responsibility but there is no one who cares more about your children than you.

Make your home a place of learning.  Have comfortable and distraction-free places for your kids to study and do homework.  Set aside time for school related activities.  Be an involved parent.  Know what is being taught to your children.  Probably most important, talk with your kids every day about what went on at school that day.  Not in an interrogating sort of way, but as a concerned and interested parent.

Help make this a great year for your kids!


  1. Love the pic!!
    Now that I have homeschooled and am putting my kids back in school, I have a different sort of an idea to many peoples'(one right on with yours!). The teacher is helping ME teach my child. If I have questions or concerns it is essential to discuss those with the teacher. If my child is struggling, it is my job to know about it and to make sure he is being helped, both by myself and by the teacher. You are so right...the responsibility is never supposed to be handed off to someone else!

    1. Jeanne, you've got the right idea. Wherever your kids go to school, your responsibility is still there to see that they are educated.