Friday, August 27, 2010

Back in the Saddle!

Yea -haw! The new school year started for my 9 year old 5th grader and our whole family was so excited. I knew it was going to be a little rough the first week and boy was I right. There were lots of new things for him, such as getting up an hour earlier, riding on a bus with lots of noisy kids, a new school with two new teachers and classmates, lockers, and a totally new routine which can be hard for anyone to cope with.

For my emotionally intense gifted son, a little thing like not having eaten in 5 hours can put him into a meltdown situation and couple that with the noise of a school bus complete with driver shouting and doing a write up, I had a mass of emotions flying which caused stress for the majority of the family.

I'm happy to say that today was much improved. I pumped him up on carbs and protein as soon as he walked in the door and he was in a jolly mood. It also helped that it is a Friday and he can unwind a bit more.

It's also back in the saddle for this blog. As you may have seen by the date of my last post, it has been awhile. I guess I got a little discouraged with not many people commenting, but I got a little pep talk at an oline seminar with Deborah Mersino from to keep at it. Thanks Deborah for your help and advice. Sorry I haven't figured out how to shorten the url. :)

I'm also going to start the face to face meetings next month for our parents group. If you are interested in attending the meeting (date, time, and location TBD), comment or send me an e-mail with a day and time that works for you.

Thanks for reading and if you would like to share your back to school stories that would be great!


  1. good posting Monica. Where did you get all that writing skill? I'll be checking back.

  2. Congratulations on posting again! I (along with many others) will appreciate your thoughts, ideas and insights into parenting gifted children.

    I'm pleased to be connected!
    Deborah Mersino

  3. Thanks jb! :) Who would have thought that I'd be writing a blog after having such a tough time with it as a kid? Practice sure does help. :)

  4. Thank you Deborah! :) I'm so glad that you are out there advocating for gifted children and I hope to join gtchat on twitter real soon!