by Lisa Reichelt, M.Ed., Parent Coach It’s October 17th in Minnesota and it’s snowing! Even in Minnesota, that is UNEXPECTED! I think the phrase unexpected time describes our lives during this time of Covid-19, distance or hybrid learning, working remotely and social distancing. When an unexpected event happens in our lives, we respond, we adjust and we move on. Living in this unexpected time, I began to reflect on how I have coped with all the changes. Have I made good choices for my ... Read More about 5 Ways To Reflect During This UNEXPECTED TIME
And I don't know what that means! By Lisa Edwards, M.Ed., Parent Coach You know your child is a little behind. “Give it time” they said, “Each child grows on their own. It will come.” Maybe your child needs just a little more than the average child. There is nothing wrong with that. NOTHING. And then you hear, “We want to test your child for Special Education.” What does that mean? How does this work? What is wrong with my child? Important ... Read More about The School Told Me They Want to Test My Child For Special Education
by Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Letting your child fail is so difficult... but so healthy for everyone!It never gets easy to watch or let your child fail. From when they are just starting to crawl and they literally fall on their face to when they are a junior in high school and cannot figure math out. Or have to sit out in a dance competition... lots of tears. Letting your child fail is so difficult. one example As a parent I know how stressful it is teaching your child how to ... Read More about Letting Your Child Fail is Difficult!
by Lisa Reichelt, M.Ed., Parent Coach I bet you never thought you would have to juggle parenting, working from home and being your child’s teacher all at the same time. Covid-19 brought this new challenge to our lives. Parents are scheduling learning from home at the same time as they are trying to complete their own jobs from a distance. It seems to be an insurmountable task. You have probably seen or received a lot of advice on ways to set up a schedule so that your child has a “school ... Read More about The Schedule Didn’t Work! Is School At Home An Insurmountable Task?
By Lisa Edwards, M.Ed. Have you ever thought that the way you encourage your child could actually be causing more anxiety or stress? Do you have a child who is a perfectionist, that has a hard time when things go wrong? As a parent, there are many ways that we can be talking with our child, providing guidance, etc., to help build them up and prepare them for failure, yet give them the encouragement to succeed. Have you heard the complaint that “these days, kids get a ribbon for ... Read More about Encourage Your Child The Right Way