Back to school. When does it start for you?
I know school is so HUGE for our kids.
And as mamas we want our daughters to feel supported by the school environment — not so stressed that they develop chronic anxiety… or melt down regularly.
I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of an ‘attachment village’: the support system of healthy adults that support our daughter as she grows into an adult (we can’t do it by ourselves!). This village can include family, neighbors, friends, and yes… teachers!
Here’s what I sat down in this episode to find out: how can we moms support our preteen or teen daughters to feel less stressed about school?
And I called in a ringer: Aviva Kafka is a mom in our community (her daughter is 16) and she’s also been a teacher, a principal, and is currently a deputy superintendent in the New York State public school system. SHE GETS IT.
You ready for an inside scoop on school stress from a sane, kind, smart educator who spends her day with kids like yours?
Click the video below to watch.
Once you’ve gotten a chance to check out the video, leave a comment below.
How can you make less stress around school?
— because collective wisdom rocks,
and we want to hear your take.
We need each other, mama.
P.S. Forward this video to a mama who is stressing about school. Because sharing is caring, and everyone could use a stronger bond.
What a great conversation. I am so glad Aviva joined. I just finished emailing my kids teachers a “welcome to our family” email. I write to them every year expressing my excitement to be on their team to help our kids thrive. Our kids have special learning needs and accommodations in school that are legally required, but I know that everyone is busy and it is my job as their advocate to keep in contact with the other adults in their life. I am very clear about my desire to be a team not a hoverer and that my kids feel most safe when they know adults are talking. My kids now tell me openly when they want me to step in and when they can handle it themselves. So grateful.