Back to School


September’s here, and for many of us, that means a return to the classroom for some of the ones we love.

Michael shares the prayer he wrote after dropping his kids off for their first day of school.

Christopher’s piece on peer pressure is helpful for parents of teens as well as adults in the workforce as he reflects on how some lessons need to keep being learned. We aren’t so different from our kids after all…

Parents and college students alike may find the College Transition Initiative helpful. The site desires to provide resources that prepare “Christian students and parents to bring Glory to God during some of the most formative years of a young person’s life.” Topics range from social activities to college debt to ways to grow in faith.

This post is for parents and older teens/young adults and provides resources and stories that deal with the transition back to school.

Photo by Jens Rost. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

School isn’t just Prep Work

It’s easy to fall into the trap of preparing for the next stage of life. But, as Maureen Herrig challenges us, there’s much to learn and to enjoy in the moment. As parents, you can ask different kinds of questions at the dinner table.

Instead of just asking about where to go to college, ask what do you love to do?
Instead of just asking what grade they got on a test, ask did you learn something that amazed you today?
Read the post and the rest of the questions on ThinkChristian.


This post is intended for parents of teenagers and children in school. It is meant to encourage a different kind of attitude about school and learning.