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It’s back-to-school season. The normal butterflies have been replaced with a huge pit in the stomach for parents wondering if they’re making the right decision for their kids and family. Parents are under a lot of stress right now. There’s no easy choice; become the teacher and homeschool your kids, put them in front of the computer for virtual school, or mask them up and send them to brick and mortar. Moms and Dads are turning to their loved ones and friends for support during this stressful time. So how can you help? Here are three things to send parents for a back-to-school pick me up.
Helping Parents During the 2020 School Year
First and foremost just being there for your friends and family members with school-age kids is the number one way to help them through this unusual school year. Let your parent friends know that you’re just a phone call (or social distance visit) away. When they bring up school, just be supportive! No matter what option they choose, it’s important to reassure them that they’ve made the best decision for their family – even if it’s different from the choice you’ve made or would make. And remember, you don’t have to have all the answers. Just letting your friend vent and have a safe space to talk will really help during this difficult time.
Back-to-school shopping is all about the kids. From school supplies, to clothes, backpacks, new desks, computers, and special gifts, Moms and Dads are going all out to make their kids feel as comfortable as possible for this 2020 school year. So sending a meaningful gift right now to parents will remind them they’re special too!
Back to School Stress Relievers
Check out Budsies’ new Buddy Pillows. They’re great personalized gifts for your parent friends and loved ones, especially if you haven’t seen them in a while. They’ll love opening this super soft oversized pillow that features your face! It put a smile on their face (or make them laugh hysterically), and it’s something to hug. We all need that right now!
Send your mom friends wine! We’ve all seen the memes of moms drinking too much wine too early in the day. And the reason they’re so funny is because they’re mainly true! This is an easy gift to give that you know they will definitely enjoy. Hopefully, your Mom (and Dad) friends will be able to wait until 5 o’clock to pop open a bottle of Mionetto Prestige Rosè. Wine gift boxes from the Gold Medal Wine Club are the perfect gift to give after a long week or if parents were caught on Zoom yelling in the background because their kid took themself off mute (it happens to the best of us!)
You can’t go wrong with goodies. Summer was likely filled with extra time to bake with the whole family. Well, that’s come and gone now that school is back in session and stress is at an all-time high. So send over a Box O’ Goodies from Dorothy Lane Market. Not only will you be supporting a small business, but you’ll also give your friend a care package that includes all their favorite snacks that can also be used as bribes to make sure their kids are finishing their schoolwork. I call that a big win!
Thoughtful Gifts Show You Care
No matter how you choose to show your support for back-to-school this year make sure you’re showing kindness and patience for all. And don’t forget to show our teachers love and respect. They’re doing the best they can during these unprecedented times and trying to keep all our kids safe while giving them the best education possible. Here’s to the best 2020 school year possible!