Transition to secondary school

Transition to secondary school

 1 Jun 2018

Lois, one of the co-founders of Homebodies shares her thoughts about her kids growing  up wayyyyy too quickly....

My baby is about to start secondary school – OMG! How did this happen? People say time flies – and it really does. In a blink my girls are teens and my baby boy is turning 11 years old.

I have loved watching my kids grow and blossom – or at least I think I did, its all a bit of a haze having had 3 kids in 3.5 years. But I look back at all our family photos and we all seem to be happy and having a great time.

But its not always fun and laughs – our jobs as mums is also to serve and protect between all the teaching, feeding, guiding and yes disciplining, it's easy to lose sight of the need to really connect with our kids.

As a working mother I know that it is important to find the work/life balance and putting aside special time for each child to get some proper QT.

We recently set up a phone-free zone in our home – we thought our kids would freak out and pine for their iphones and ipads, but they didn’t! What all our kids really want from us is our undivided time and attention – (although not for long periods)  - the best way to give them that is by putting away all electronic appendage. We get to chat about our days and I get to hear about all the very important things they “need” but nonetheless we talk and joke around and laugh as a family!

But back to my baby starting secondary school – as my third kid, I thought his transition for me, would be a piece of cake – but I am just as nervous for him as I was for the others. How will he cope in such a huge place. Will he be ok getting there and home on his own? Will he be safe?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/04/starting-secondary-school-survival-guide-parents

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