It’s the dawn of the new school year, so kids are still (mostly) eager to crawl out of bed, get out the door at a decent time, and get homework done by a reasonable hour. The paper is still on the pointed crayons, and there’s not too much doodling on the folders… yet.
Kids are getting to know their teachers, learn the ropes of a new classroom, and are hopefully making some friends. Feelings about a whole new school year are still mostly positive, in other words.
This is a great time to ask yourself, as a parent, what your goals are in your children’s academics. Is it to do well in school? Or is it to get an education?
There’s a fine line that separates those two objectives, in my opinion.