October is often a rough time for our kids. The honeymoon time from the beginning of the school year is over. The teachers are calling you about difficulties your child is having in class or with the results of assessment tests. Kids are tired of keeping it together in the classroom. Everyone expects that our kids must have the classroom routine down by now, but maybe they don’t.
I just want you to know that if your child is hitting a rough patch right now, you’re not alone. A lot of our kids do. Hang in there, work with the teachers, get more info, cry a bit, don’t argue with your spouse because it won’t help instead go out on a date with him/her, give your kid a lot of hugs, cut yourself some slack, and quit worrying about the fact that the holidays are just around the corner. Relax. Breathe. Do something fun.
By Christmas your kid will have settled down in class. (He’ll have to readjust after vacation, but that’s normal, too.) Sometimes we just have to live through October.