The Storm Before The Calm
May 10, 2011 · Posted in K-5 Kids, Parenting, Pressure on Children · Permalink

May and June are always jam packed months for parents. Book publishing parties, teacher appreciation luncheons, end of the year picnics–there seems to be an event for every day. While many families can manage all the activity, some families, parents or children or both feel overwhelmed by the never ending “celebrations”. It is a good idea to really take time to think about which of these events is important. Remember you can say no to some if the pace is creating too much stress. It’s great to mark the end of the year, but there is no need for a crash landing.

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  1. Pam
    May 10th, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    I was just complaining to someone the other day about that. After years of always feeling guilty, and thus driving myself and my family crazy, I have learned that the I will not be struck by lightening if I politely decline.

    The problem for me, is that I want to be part of the different communities of my kids’ schools and the neighborhood. But we are all so overbooked. It is not like the days when my mom was on the PTA and organized simple events. She wasn’t working, and she wasn’t given the responsibility parents have today that we need not to just raise some money, but save our schools.

    How do we balance these pressures?

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