- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Friday, 28 August 2015 08:33
- Written by Lindsay Curties
This week, as we focused on a number of angles to get you and your family ready to get back to school next week, it brought back a lot of memories for me and my school days.
I remember the excitement and the anticipation. There were so many things I liked about getting back into the school routine.
But, there are also some most unpleasant memories. I recall the anxiety I felt as I prepared to move from the top floor to the main floor for grade 7 at King George. There would be new teachers, tougher rules, more difficult school work and higher expectations in Division 3.
I can also remember the fear and anxiety I felt entering my first day of high school. I was so nervous I was almost physically ill.
Oh, I got through it OK but it was difficult. In hindsight, I wish now that I had talked about it and shared my feelings with my parents. They didn't recognize the fact I was in turmoil.
If you have kids or grandchildren getting ready for school, you might take some time to talk to them about that this weekend.