What a summer we’ve experienced at Walden International. In so many ways we have transformed the environment to which our students will return.
There is fresh paint on the walls. New classrooms and offices have been created. And, our school has been rejuvenated to welcome back students eager to experience all that a forward-looking school offers.
This is a quandary we face at our school almost every day and it’s something parents want to talk about often; how does Walden help prepare children for the rough and tumble real world?
It may surprise you to learn that we embrace adversity recognizing that into every life a little rain will fall.
Last week I had a bit of an opportunity to gain some space (don’t know if you noticed but the children have left the school!) and think a little bit about Henry David Thoreau from whose book our name Walden derives.
It seems forever that his simple approach to the complexities of life resonated powerfully with me. In this instance one quote stood out.
The school year is almost over! Soon your kids will be flying out of the doors at Walden and joyfully announcing their arrival home…for the entire summer.
What happens now? What are you going to do with your kids for the holidays? Where will you go? How do you keep your kids’ minds active for the next many weeks? What’s the best way to answer “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.”