by Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach Are you feeling exhausted? Does life seem overwhelming right now? Is homeschooling the kids and working from home taking every ounce of your energy? You’re not alone. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our whole society has had to make major adjustments in how we live, work and relate to the community around us. Instead of filling our days with work relationships, family time and relaxing outings, all three of these things are confined to our homes. Emotions are ... Read More about Overwhelmed by Homeschooling and Working From Home? Are Emotions Running Wild?
By Lisa Edwards, Parent Coach Children crave routine. In fact, not only children crave routine, but adults do too. It does wonders for our mental health and keeps us feeling safe, secure and brings a sense of comfort. We need to know what to expect. School is a great environment for kids because things are scheduled to the minute and they can predict what is to come next. That is why, when they are not in school, you will see many children struggle. When ... Read More about 9 Fundamental Tips On Building Routine While The Kids Are Out Of School
So fun! By Dr. Kim Grengs Time for outdoor free play is diminishing. Children need free play outdoors to develop important social skills for life. Unstructured play builds self confidence, problem solving and success in interacting with others. Outdoor free play is important for a child’s development. Children experience freedom, gross motor movements, stronger immune system and physical activity with outdoor play. The Three Key Factors: Children learn how to socially ... Read More about Outdoor Free Play Is Important
By Lisa Edwards, M.Ed., Parent Coach We all have dreams that our school aged children, will sit at the table or desk, study and do their homework completely independently, while we as parents have a few moments to ourselves. Everyone is happy and feeling accomplished. In reality, our lives are busy. We are running from one activity to another and trying to throw together dinner while your child is constantly asking you to help them with algebraic equations that you haven’t seen ... Read More about Helping Kids With Homework: Creating Independence
By Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach I live in Minnesota, so Spring Break can come when the weather doesn’t look exactly springlike. Still most of us are tired of the long winter and think a break is just what we need to rejuvenate and get through until the real signs of spring refresh our lives. Therefore, a question that comes to mind is this- “Is Spring Break really necessary for our students? Or is it just a way of copying the schedule of colleges and universities?” Is Spring Break a time of ... Read More about Spring Break – Unnecessary Distraction Or Much Needed Respite?