For the first time in my life, I am not looking forward to the Christmas holidays. I am not looking forward to the month of December and would rather hibernate and wake up on January 2nd. I am not interested in putting up a tree or any decorations. I am not interested in shopping or even listening to Christmas music. I cringe when I see mistletoe and want to close my eyes when I drive past decorated houses.
Starting high school can be a very daunting experience for both parents and teens. People prepare for and handle the experience in different ways. High school is a different machine and I believe it is important to prepare your child for high school.