Lord, give me balance as a parent. Please. Help me check in but not overwhelm. Help me try to get things just right. Help me make sure that summer is fun, while also keeping those little brain cells firing once in a while.
Help me find a way to connect with my kids' school (I know that parent involvement is important) in a fashion that works for me, the kids, and the school for the long term. It seems all the talk these days about parents focuses on either parents who do too much ("Helicopter Parent") is bound to be one of those new expressions in the dictionary soon) or parents who do too little. Help me find the middle ground.
If we've had a guiding principle in developing the content for this site, it's been that "just right" concept. Guiding your child successfully though 12 years of school isn't easy, but it is doable. Getting and staying involved in the right fashion (not too much, not too little) is the key. No supermoms or superdads required here. Just parents looking forward to that graduation day (from high school, not 2nd grade) and looking down at a well-adjusted, smart, nice, happy, healthy, balanced kid. Hope you're enjoying the site.