Well, it's finally here. For many parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers, administrators, guardians, and students young and old, it's back to school. In the Goulding house, this meant a big change.
In case you don't know my brood, I have two high schoolers: Havia (sophomore) and Nate (junior). They have had a long and winding road in the education arena, as they have been home schooled, co-schooled, charter schooled, and now public schooled. We have adapted their school choice to reflect the needs and values of our family at that moment in our lives, and it's been a really great journey.
So it wasn't incredibly surprising that Nate decided to change schools this year. His talents are emerging in the area of global history and economics, and he wanted to go to a school that focuses on that. But to change at junior year!
I could see the apprehension this morning.
So I had three things to tell him before he...