25 Sep

New Balance – Shoes for School (2 winners)

This year was Princess Pre-school’s first time in a structured educational setting.   Hubster and I were more than nervous, we tried play school back in April, and it didn’t go well – at all.  This September, we sweated and probably got a few (extra) grey hairs in anticipation of sending her to “big” school.  We prepared her as much as we could.  On day 1, there was crying and on day 2 there was a little crying and on day 3 there was no crying.  Hip Hip Hurray, she did it.

School has been a huge success and a huge relief for hubster and I.  There is one small issue however that we are working though, and it’s her shoes… I know, this sounds our of the ordinary, let me explain.  Each student is required to leave one pair of shoes at school.  Princess I Love My New Sneakers is having a really hard time leaving her brand new favourite pair of New Balance sneakers in the classroom at the end of each day.

I can understand why she loves these shoes so much.  Being 4 years old isn’t easy, there are some things she can do independently, but there are still some things she needs help with.  Her New Balance sneakers have given her the independence that she is looking for – she can put her sneakers on by herself and even tighten them up without help with the velcro.  These cute little sneakers are just what a young girl needs to give her that extra bit of confidence.  It sounds like a small thing, but really, being able to put your own shoes on is a huge deal.

It goes without saying that she loves her shoes and to be honest, we do too, because her independence also means she doesn’t rely on us as much.  Yes, in some ways it means she’s growing up, which is sad, but at the same time it’s great to watch her grow into a young girl.  It’s very mixed emotions for her dad and I.

I think we may have to get the exact same pair for home so we wont have a fuss at school when she can’t take her favourite shoes home with her.   On the other hand, maybe this is why she likes going to school so much – so she can put on her favourite shoes.  Who knows?

Oh, and one more small thing, right now when you order kids shoes, you also get a pack of Mabel’s Labels – how great is that?

Enjoy!

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76 thoughts on “New Balance – Shoes for School (2 winners)

  1. My kids ( 5 & 7) have started making their own lunches this year. We have guidelines for them but they are loving it and they are actually eating it too!

  2. They are able to dress by themselves without my help and helping me to push the shopping cart while I am shopping for groceries

  3. For my 2 girls, it’s picking out their own clothes in the morning. DD6 is at a uniform school but loves civies day when she chooses her outfit – she actually starts planning the week before! LOL! For DD3 it’s picking what she wants out (even if it doesn’t match). 🙂

  4. Having the boys select and lay out their clothes for the next day and allowing them to choose what will go in their lunches the next day.

  5. My daughter is in Grade One now and is allowed to walk across the street to school. This makes her feel extremely independant! 🙂

  6. My son feels indepedent when he’s able to make his own breakfast (simple stuff that doesn’t require a stove), get himself ready and accomplish goals he makes.

  7. My little boy loves to brush his teeth without assistance. His baby sister still needs help, so this makes him feel grown up.

  8. I think that at least being able to try do something “big kids do” like getting dressed, tying shoes etc… makes them feel independant. Even if they fail if they you dont focus on the negative, they wont and they will want to do it more and more 😀

  9. My daughter is 2, and she thinks she’s independent when she can put her own shoes on but come running to me to tie them.

  10. I let my daughter feel independent this year by letting her walk to the bus stop for school by her self this year.

  11. Having my daughter (3.5 year old) help push the grocery cart or baby stroller helps her feel independent. Also having her put on her own clothes and shoes and helping with day-to-day chores makes her feel independent.

  12. Doing stuff and achieving their goals on their own makes them independent! Also giving them responsibilities and freedoms as they grow up helps too!

  13. My kids are feeling more independent since now they clear their dishes to the sink. Also my daughter recently started kindergarten, and has really asserted herself more.
    My son is proud to be independent with putting on his shoes, and coat.

  14. Making her own choices and living with the consequences! And walking everywhere on her own – I am so over carrying her places!

  15. My granddaughter feels more independent since we let her choose her clothes the night before for her 2nd grade school days. 🙂

  16. I like to let my kids help with as much as they can. I’ll let them clean up their bathroom, and they not only love the feeling of accomplishment when it’s done, but they actually tend to keep it cleaner, longer too!

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  17. My oldest likes to get dressed on his own, and my2 year old is wanting to do more and more for himself lately!

  18. For my 5 year old, right now its about being able to go to school, print his own name, and drink out of a big boy cup (a cup with no lid on it)

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