Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
One of the things I dislike about going away on vacation is how disrupted my routines become when I return home. I had managed to get posts ready in advance of taking last week off, so it wouldn't have looked much different if you're a subscriber. However, since returning on Sunday, I am off my game.
Routines anchor our lives by giving a time and place and sequence of activities for us to follow without having to invest much in the way of cognitive energy.
Change disrupts routines.
Even positive change like summer vacations!
Now, I'm not saying don't ever go on vacations - far from it! But, I am saying, don't expect vacations to not require time to re-adjust. I'm figuring I'll need a full week to get things back on track in my life so this blog actually gets written daily again. And I'm an adult!
It's much more likely that kids will need more time to make the adjustment to changes in their routines as they head back to school!
[If you're wanting help to get back into school-year routines, consider signing up to attend the free parent talk on September 19 at 7 pm (MDT).]