by Dr. Kim Grengs, Ed.D., Parent Coach A book that I highly recommend is 21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World by Rick Capaldi, PhD. Reading is my way of staying regulated or my sense of calm. So in saying that...I am an avid reader and love learning new and better ways to support students and parents. I’m the kind of reader that has post it notes and lots of written notes all over inside the book. The better the book the more post it ... Read More about A Book Review: 21st Century Parenting
By Lisa Edwards, M.Ed, Parent Coach Do you have an anxious child? Here we are halfway through the school year, and our children are experiencing more change than ever before. Currently my own children have been in 3 different learning models, first in hybrid, then to full distance learning, back to hybrid, and soon to be in school full time. But even when they return to school full time, it will look different than pre-COVID. So how do you help children cope with all of this change? ... Read More about Helping An Anxious Child Cope With Change During COVID
by Lisa Reichelt, M.Ed. Parent Coach Are you concerned about your child’s screen time? Are Distance Learning and Lock Downs causing you to allow increased screen time just to make it through each day? You are not alone. The pandemic has certainly increased screen time for all children. Much of the increase is due to school work, but screen use for entertainment and communication with friends and family has skyrocketed as well. Conscientious parents need to be aware and proactive so that ... Read More about Concerned About Your Child’s Screen Time?
by Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Does attending school daily impact a child’s life? Yes! Attendance makes a difference in a child’s life and in school. It affects students’ academic and social emotional learning in many ways. Chronic absenteeism is detrimental to the success of all children in many aspects. The lack of attendance prohibits children from being engaged in their learning, gaining basic social skills and learning essential skills for life. Being present in ... Read More about Attendance Makes A Difference In A Child’s Life
By Lisa Edwards, M.ED., Parent Coach Four square, tetherball, monkey bars and swings. Ah recess. Either these bring up warm memories or maybe even the utterance of the word recess leaves you shuddering in the corner. Recess can be many things for our children, sometimes the best part of the day and for others, the worst part of the day. Recess is a time for children to be active. To let loose after they have been working so hard in the classroom. They deserve to ... Read More about Recess: The Best Part Of The Day? Or The Worst?