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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

School Days

Tuesday's Thought

Jim and I spent last week in Branson, Missouri, and had a wonderful time! It’s so good to get away for a little R & R.

While we were in Branson, I read an article by Pat Lamb in the Tri-Lakes Tribune called “It’s time to get ready for school.” (I hope to have this article posted on www.marymaywrites later this week.) Pat says that there are four areas that we should always consider in helping children get ready for school: physical, mental, social, and spiritual. She says that too often we only think of one or two of these areas.

She also says that it’s important for children to learn about the school experiences of their parents [and grandparents].

One of our grands is starting kindergarten this month. After reading Pat’s article, I’ve decided to make a long-distance call and not only tell this grand that Pops and I will be praying for her on her big day, but also share with her about my first days of kindergarten. I’m also going to ask her mom and dad to e-mail Pops and me a picture of her beginning this new phase of life.

Do you have any tips about encouraging a grandchild at the beginning of the school year?

He is able,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a good time in Branson! There are some really great Branson shows for the kids! I took mine to see Noah-the Musical and they absolutely loved it!