How does back to school differ now than when you were in school?
I read a funny article about the difference of sending kids back to school in the 70s vs now. I was a child of the 80s and I think a lot of the things were the same for me as it was in the 70s.
Today it does seem different than when I was in school. Some of it is just the way I parent is different from my parents. Some of it is the difference in income we have now vs what we had back then.
For instance, we didn't often get clothes other than for back to school and Christmas, so we did a lot of clothes shopping for BTS, now I don't buy as much, just what my kids absolutely need.
We really don't need a lot of supplies at home whereas when I was a kid we needed notebook paper a lot for essays and writing and stuff even in the younger grades.
I also let my kids chose what they have for lunch each day, whereas if we packed growing up, it's whatever mom packed for us, we didn't really get a choice.
How does back to school differ for your kids now than it did when you were kids?