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
What does it mean to talk up school? All parents want their child’s experience at school to be a positive one. How do you make that happen? One way is to talk up school- make sure your child is ready to enter school with the tools and skills to have a positive attitude. Talk Up School from the beginning all the way to the end, college. Talk Up School Talking up school involves promoting social, emotional, physical and providing the experiences for success in school. Help your ... Read More about “Talk Up School” … What Does That Mean?
by Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach A Letter from your child Dear Mom and Dad, August, 2020 It is almost time for school to start again. It won’t be the same as other years. This Covid-19 stuff means we have to wear masks at school and stay away from our friends and teachers. Some kids even ... Read More about Dear Mom and Dad, About this Covid-19 thing…