And today, for most of us, the schools go back into the new term. It varies from school to school, region to region due to training days, the child’s age etc. etc. but in truth, for any parent around this time of the year, we’re all full of insecurities. Like this lady, some of these arrows will pierce the child and us, but the other arrows will sail on by or fall short of hurting us.
The question is, I feel: do we want to be a drama queen / king when they do pierce us? Sometimes, we can’t help but react and in style and grandeur: others we look at the arrow objectively and think: is that all you can do to try and hurt me? Bah!
So, for my eldest who is now in year one, to all the children who have gone up a year, changed schools or just starting on the academic ladder: Good luck!