Am I crazy...or would this be easier? By Lisa Edwards, M.Ed., Parent Coach Most of the nation experienced “distance learning” last spring. And now on the cusp of this new school year, parents are wondering, “Should I homeschool my child?” Yes, last spring was a learning curve for all of us. We learned how to work from home, while caring for our children, and in turn helping them through all of their schoolwork. Doesn’t it just sound easier if we, as parents, can be in control of ... Read More about Homeschool During COVID-19
Separation Anxiety By Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Is your child anxious about going back to school? Is separating from you difficult for your child? It might be at school, daycare, or another activity? It might be when you leave to go out shopping or for another reason. How do you know if it is normal or if it is something that you need to see your pediatrician about? Separation anxiety is real for many children. Having difficulty separating from a parent for children does ... Read More about Separation Anxiety: What does it look like?
By Lisa Edwards, M.Ed., Parent Coach Kids need time to play at every age. I have found that as my children get older they tend to play less and less with toys. It is a transitional time where they are playing more with iPads and video games and less with their legos or dolls. Here is a list that every mom with a 8-12 year old should have. These free activities will promote creativity in your children and also provide hours of fun. Setting Your Kids Up For ... Read More about Help Grow Your Creative Child With These Free Activities
by Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Did you know that in order to succeed in life one must be a successful reader? To read is to succeed. Literacy is an act of power and freedom for children. It creates a sense of well-being for children. The most effective way to cultivate a love of reading in children is to read to them frequently. School Connection: Did you know that reading to a child daily puts them almost a year ahead academically of children that do not receive daily ... Read More about READ AND SUCCEED
by Lisa Reichelt, M.Ed., Parent Coach All parents want their child to succeed in school and in life. Would it surprise you to know that this success is more dependent on the child’s social and emotional strength than it is on their reading, writing and arithmetic? Research shows that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is essential to maximizing achievement (Durlak et al). So, what is SEL? Social Emotional Learning refers to a person’s ability to manage their emotions, make responsible ... Read More about Social Emotional Learning Builds School Success