Parents as Advocates
I just read that 4 in 10 adults reported increased symptoms of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. That’s a lot of stress to handle while parenting, but it’s also wearing us down mentally and physically. I want to share some ideas for a mental health refresh for us and our kids. Us first.
At our house, the first subject, of the first day of distance learning, was math and like students everywhere, our student wasn’t doing algebra over the summer, so he was a bit rusty. As you start the school year, notice what subjects or things your student might need to brush up on. Don’t panic.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to share this video from a few years ago that resonates with so many of us mothers. Many great things have been built throughout our history that cannot be attributed to any specific person. This new period in history has been difficult for many of us mothers as we quietly continue to build our masterpieces while attending to even more needs of our families.
Our right brain kids are highly intelligent but need some help understanding how their minds work. But, we must be careful we don’t start making excuses or expect less of them.
Being a right brain thinker is amazing as a kid and adult, but it can take some growing into. Right brain thinkers are so full of ideas, creativity and unique ways of doing things, it can be overwhelming even for them. Here are a few things that are crucial for your child’s success.
It’s conference time at many of our schools and I want to encourage you to think of them in a new way, especially if you have a visual learner or child with ADD or ADHD. Some teachers adapt their methods for nontraditional learners, but not all can or do. Conference time can be a great time to work together to find ways for your child to thrive.