It’s getting to be that time when parents think about sending their kids back to school. The end of summer is typically a bittersweet time. Kids might be getting restless, but still not convinced they want to buckle back down to reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. Parents may feel like the kids are growing up too fast, especially if it’s one of those transition years of starting middle school or high school.
What’s on your back to school shopping list? Probably some old-fashioned school basics – pens, notebooks, binders – or maybe newfangled electronics. Pants, sweaters, and shoes in ever-bigger sizes. What about accessories? Maybe this is the year to make a small jewelry purchase part of back-to-school shopping. Your kids won’t outgrow earrings or a pendant nearly as fast as she’ll outgrow shoes. And wearing a bracelet or earrings you chose can remind your son or daughter of your love, values and protection when faced with changes and challenges.
Ben David has a variety of quality yet affordable pieces, many designed especially for children. For under $100, you can buy your middle school or high school daughter something she can treasure for years, but which still looks suitable for a teen.
This beautiful little silver locket is decorated with roses and costs only $36. Put your photo inside, or perhaps the family dog or cat.
Suitable for even very small ears, these pink enamel lady bug earrings will bring a smile to all who see them. These come in 14K yellow gold for $69.
Do you want to remind your daughter of her Christian faith? She won’t forget while wearing these lovely silver dangling crosses, made especially for smaller ears.
Don’t forget your son! While boys don’t wear as much jewelry, this $96 stainless steel chain bracelet will look cool on his arm.
Here are a few back-to-school quotations from some intellectual luminaries:
“As you know from school, it’s when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you’ve done your best.”
“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
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