In this episode of Mentor’s Compass, 6th grade teacher, Shane O’Neill, discusses how we, as parents, can help our sons turn the challenge of a difficult first day into an opportunity for growth. Rather than brushing our boys aside on one hand, or indulging their feelings on the other, we need to accompany them as they take on the new challenge. Shane offers both big picture ideas and practical considerations here.
A video of Andy Reed’s Parent Lecture on the importance of family.
Five Things I Wish I Had Known
In 2006 I experienced some momentous first experiences. My first wedding anniversary, the birth of my first child, and my first time working a full-time position teaching middle school and high school.
At the beginning of that school year, my headmaster told me that he thought it took a person two years to find out whether he was called to this profession or not called to this profession.