From Susan M. Brefach, Ed. D. | Making School Work For Your Child
I can hear the sighs of relief everywhere as the school year winds to a close. Parents are exhausted from a year of vigilance and practice, driving and waiting. Teachers have given everything they have to their classes, and hope they are ready to move on. Advocates and psychologists like myself are looking forward to a break from leaving the house at 5:30 AM to be at a 7 AM school observation, or from multiple school meetings in a single day, plus a stack of IEPs to analyze at night.
And the kids…your kids are counting the hours to what they see as “freedom”—time off, fewer tasks to complete, no spelling lists or math tests, no book reports and sitting still for hours. You can’t really blame them. They’ve been putting out energy since September.