Returning to #DadChat as the school year begins, we are so pleased to announce that Angela Maiers will be our guest this Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET to discuss her new book, “Liberating Genius in the Classroom.” I’m fond of saying that Angela is “America’s Teacher.”
When I went to primary school way back in the B&W days of no remote control and transistor radios and rotary phones, my parents had little to do or worry about when I headed out the door. In fact, they had little to worry about after school as well because I rode my bike wherever I wanted as long as I got home before dark. Mom made sure I carried a dime “just in case” I needed to call home. It’s slightly different now!
Nowadays, there are projects given our elementary-age and older children that seem a bit big and over-whelming – to mom and dad, that is. Seriously, some of these projects are difficult and in many communities it seems the quality of these completed works are way beyond the capability of the kid that “did it.” Clearly, dad and mom are helping.
Every summer means excitement for kids and a degree of dismay for parents: at least the honest parents. It means the kids get to play, sleep in, bother dad and mom, and otherwise have a ball. Dad and mom may have less commuting to do but they also get a quieter house each a.m. Dad and mom also have to be the family recreational directors. For many families, it also means the dreaded, “Family Vacation.” But, summer is over and this dad would like to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly he experienced!