The back-to-school section at Target is nearly gone. The notebooks are on clearance, making room for Halloween decorations. School is back in session. The news right now, in September 2021, is filled with stories of teacher burn out and students acting out. While some may blame kids, the pandemic, or teachers (please, don’t do this!), I have a different perspective to offer you.
Our kids aren’t being terrible humans; they’re struggling with the executive functions that school—and the transition from home to the school building—has