It’s back to school season. For me, it’s a bittersweet moment as it’s my son’s senior year.
Now don’t’ get me wrong I am very proud of him and thrilled we made it to his senior year. There were moments this past year I wasn’t sure we make it to this point. But I am also saddened as this is the last leg of his high school journey.
Over the years I have to watch my son grow, learn and come into his own. I’ve watched him struggle and come out stronger. He has learned to be himself and to be comfortable in his own skin.
As we look forward to the future and prepare him for his senior year we know we will need three things to survive this journey.
A support system
I am so thankful that my son has a great group of friends. This group has been together since kindergarten and they have seen each other through some tough times. They have supported each other, lifted each other up and even held each accountable for things. In truth, they are not just fellow students or friends they are family. It will be this support that will help him make it through this year. Having support is a key ingredient to making it through any school year.
Included in this support system is guidance from their parents and other trusted adults. Having people around that will ultimately help guide, love and even challenge him will be a must.
This year will by far be the most challenging. Not only will there be life choices about his future but there will be testing, college applications, and scholarship applications. All this will require one to be organized and on time. Deadlines are important so being organized and have everything outlined and written down will be vital to senior year success.
As with anything in life, comfort makes things easier. Not just comfort in one’s skin but also in one’s clothes. No one wants to be pulling up socks or pulling down shirts while in the midst of testing or interviewing. that is why son chooses Hanes. Our family is a Hanes family. Not only are their clothes and under clothing comfortable but they fit our style.
Son is all about their new Fresh IQ line. He likes feeling confident and comfortable knowing that their odor protection is keeping him fresh when faced with a stressful situation. Plus the light weight material makes marching in 90-degree weather a wee bit more bearable after school practice.
Back To School Giveaway
I’m partnering with Hanes to give one lucky reader an amazing Back to School Comfort Kit! The winner will receive:
- $50 Hanes Visa Gift Card
- 3 Back-to-School styles from Hanes (based on age and gender of winner)
- Styles will include selections with Hanes X-Temp™ and FreshIQ™ technologies to keep kids cool and fresh all day!
Disclosure: I received one or more items for free to help with this giveaway. However, all opinions and teen talk is 100% mine.