I think your work is so vital to combatting anxieties in both the students and parents.
After speaking with you, we revamped our after-school schedule to include only activities that could be brought to our house. I can’t tell you how much it has freed up time in our family schedule without commute time, without babysitters helping transport. I discovered my children LOVE being home cocooned in their things. (We also cut out superfluous activities!)
I continue to try to remind myself of the joy in just being. And I hope I try to model that as much as possible too. A work in progress but I hope recognition and acknowledgement of the problem are good first steps.
Thanks for continuing your insightful work.
Jeannette S., Chicago, IL