If youâ€™re like me, you would sooner walk across hot coals that disappoint your kidâ€™s teacher. Â I know we canâ€™t make everyone happy, but even that knowledge doesnâ€™t keep me from trying to win over the hearts of my childrenâ€™s teachers. Â So how do people like us manage when we have made a HUGE blunder, a MONSTROUS faux pas, a GIGANTIC mistakeâ€¦likeâ€¦forget to bring snacks for the entire class on our assigned day?
- Take at least 5 deep breaths before doing something rash that you might later regret (for example, offer to pay off the buildingâ€™s mortgage to cover up your shame).
- Realize that your forgetfulness will not likely affect your childâ€™s longterm happiness or success in school.
- Accept the fact that you are not perfect and canâ€™t possibly be expected to remember everything all the time – even if others expect it of you.
- Use the experience as an opportunity to talk to your family about taking age-appropriate responsibility for their own friends/school/activities/snacks/laundry/etc. Your kids might be able to handle more than you think.