By now, your student has returned for the Winter Holiday break. My sense is that you’ve already experienced your expectations not meeting reality. By that I mean, you and your student had expectations for what the return home would look like, or be like and things just haven’t played out quite like you wanted/hoped they would.
You haven’t witnessed the daily transformation of the wide-eyed freshman you dropped off in August; this new creature who now resides in the body of the person you thought was your child. On the other hand, your student has not experienced the daily alterations made to life at home, sometimes beyond your own awareness, around his absence. This is not the household he Continue reading “Peace for the Journey, Winter”