Growing up, my mom would be gone most mornings before I would wake up. Having a single parent, we had to learn to operate on our own most of the time. I would get dressed, eat a bite of food, and go out to the curb to wait for the bus. I never got any morning time with her and was always jealous of kids whose parents stood at the bus stop with them.
Now that I have kids, I love mornings and walking them to school each day. I can’t imagine them waking up on their own and going to school by themselves. Every day is an opportunity to encourage them. Here are 5 things to tell your child every day on the way to school.