First Grade: What I've Learned So Far

In early September, our 6-year-old daughter, Clare, began first grade. Here are things I've learned from her first month that apply to my life, and perhaps to yours, too.

When you are nervous, keep moving forward

Clare has told me that the elementary school building looks huge and the fifth-graders are “kind of scary.” But that doesn't stop her from walking into school each day with a purposeful, determined stride that doesn't betray fear.

When you need help, admit

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