Helicopter parents “hover overhead” in order to oversee every aspect of their children’s lives. They are often overprotective, and their parental involvement is often excessive.
I live in a virtual heliport for helicopter parents, and I encounter tightly wound helicopter parents every day of my life. My heart goes out to them – it really does – because I know exactly what it takes to keep the helicopter in the air.
FINALLY! They’re back in school and we have exactly what you need to help your children get back into the swing of things and make the most out of the school year. However, keep in mind that it’s your children who are going to school—not you. So, they need to step up and do the heavy lifting.
So, why is an author of self-help books for kids writing a newsletter about Human Dignity, Humanitarian Law, and War? It’s because in one way or another, these subjects impact the lives of children and therefore, children need to understand them. This is especially true at this time with everything going on around the 20-year Afghanistan War.
It’s time for BACK-TO-SCHOOL and buying school clothes and supplies are not the most important things parents can do to prepare their children for going back to school. Far more important is preparing children to survive, and even thrive at school. To that end, I want to share with you some of my TOP THREE MUST-HAVE BACK-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCES that I have to offer to help make getting your children back to school less stressful and more rewarding at every grade level.
Recently, a dear friend from the past reached out to me. During our family updates he shared that his daughter was now his son. I was not surprised.
I recall my friend’s son being a brilliant little girl who seemed to be uncomfortable in her own skin. My observation was bolstered by her strong gravitation toward everything usually relegated to boys. For example, she preferred playing with “boy things,” and her interests and abilities fell into the “boy category.”
When I was a teen, my mother believed in several old wives’ tales. One postulated that shaving increases the number of hair follicles causing hair to grow back thicker and darker. As a result of her belief, my mom prohibited me from shaving my legs.
My hairy legs were a painful source of embarrassment that fueled in a horrific and ongoing battle between my mother and me. Then one day out of desperation, I asked my science teacher about shaving and hair growth. Based on scientific facts, he shot down the misguided wives’ tale.
If ever there was a two-steps-forward, one-step-back situation, the launch of the Official Joy Berry website is it! When we launched the website about a year ago, our books were available in digital formats only.
However, we soon learned that parents and teachers want printed books. Consequently we added 154 Print-on-Demand books with “Look Inside” features. And while we were accomplishing that daunting task, we added an offer of FREE songs with the purchase of every printed book or eBook.