Parents as Advocates
School has been in session for a bit now which means it is time for parent teacher conferences. If you’re new to this school thing or maybe you just have a new dedication to school – here are a few things I’ve learned from my many years as a mom and partnering with teachers about what they really need from you.
At Young Rembrandts we’ve been interviewing kids that have been drawing with us this past year. For some kids, drawing was a way to continue the classes they were used to at school. For others, it was a way to keep their minds off the stress they were feeling around them.
Let’s face it, we all could use a summer break from the past year or so. (It’s been challenging, to say the least!) Don’t worry! We’ve got five tips to help parents find the right activities for their children based on their unique interests, abilities and needs.
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.