The 10 Stages Of Helping Your Kid With A School Project
Ah, school projects. They’re often a wonderful learning tool for your child and not terribly involved from a parental perspective. Then, there are others where you find yourself wondering if the teacher is punking you or possibly, in cahoots with the managers of the local craft stores because of all the materials you have to buy. Regardless, you will spend hours over the course of your kid’s school career helping them deal with school projects and over time, you may start to notice a pattern in your approach. At least, I have.
1. Ugh, not again.
Didn’t we just have a project? The hot glue gun isn’t even cool yet from last time.
2. We have plenty of time!
Oh, it’s due in two weeks? Let’s just stick it on the side of the fridge to deal with later.
3. Maybe we should get a head-start, though.
We do have soccer starting up soon and also, dates on the calendar to man Girl Scout cookie booths. We should at least get the research part done, right?
Two weeks is basically eternity. No need to rush into things.
5. I’ll just shop for the materials.
Gotta hit up AC MooreÂ anyway to buy yarn for knitting projects I will never start so I might as well get whatever we need.