Being a new Mom isn't easy. And it doesn't get easier just because you're oldest is heading off to kindergarten - whether they're going to a public school, a private school or you're going to home school. In some ways, it might even get a little harder. Erin MacPherson's The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years is just the resource to pick up if you want some honest, down to earth (and witty) advice on how to navigate the waters of school-dom. Erin, and her Mom Ellen Schuknecht, who is a dean of family ministries at a private school, go through the how-to-get-your-kid-prepared low-down. Covering everything from social-emotional learning to bullying in school and what to do about it, this book is a great resource for any parent who has a little one venturing into the world of school for the first time.
I loved this book! I loved the emphasis that was put on spiritual readiness and pointing your child in the direction of the adult that you want them to become (God-loving, people-loving, honest, compassionate, etc). I really enjoyed Erin's antidotes from personal experience as well. She isn't perfect, and she isn't afraid to admit it, which makes her, and her experience and what she has to say, very relatable. I would recommend this book for any parent who has curiosities, uncertainties or downright fears about their child entering kindergarten, no matter which type of school is chosen.
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