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There are many benefits to a growth mindset: higher motivation; enhanced brain development; lower stress, anxiety and depression; better relationships; and higher performance levels. But research shows a growth mindset must be taught, it is not learned through modeling. This class teaches you about growth mindset and how to help your child develop this outlook.
June 19, 2020
Death is a part of life, but it’s a concept adults often struggle with. This class covers what kids understand about death by age, general guidelines, supporting kids through the grieving process and when/how to have kids participate in services.
May 14, 2020
We all learn in different ways. Many kids do not learn best through traditional methods and/or may have strengths that fall outside of the traditional academic areas.
If our kids happen to learn better in non-traditional ways or have strengths in non-traditional (academic) areas, the may not be seen as smart or competent as those who’s learning and competencies match a traditional classroom. As a parent you will want to understand their strengths and struggles so you can better support and advocate for their best educational and academic experience.
November 24, 2019
Do you want your kids to have toys that they will play with time and time again for longer periods AND that develop their minds and bodies? These are educational toys and kids play with them more and longer because they are fun and exciting. Learn what to look for, an extended list of toys for different age groups – infants through teens, guidelines for toy safety and how to stay abreast of recalls, and places to search out and buy educational toys.
November 25, 2017
What’s the difference between a child who is excelling in school and one who is struggling? Many times, not much except their difference in motivation for learning. Kids’ skills build and grow upon the basics. The key is to keep them excited and interested while engaging them in age and cognitively appropriate ways. This class teaches ways to entice and excite your toddlers through early elementary age kids in early concepts of reading and writing.
September 5, 2017
What’s the difference between a child who is excelling in school and one who is struggling? Many times, not much except their difference in motivation for learning. Kids’ skills build and grow upon the basics. The key is to keep them excited and interested while engaging them in age and cognitively appropriate ways. This class teaches ways to entice and excite your toddlers through early elementary age kids in early concepts of math and science.
Finding a preschool that is the right fit for your child and family can feel like an overwhelming task. This class will have you feeling confident and comfortable in taking this task on! In this class Erin covers, the different teaching philosophies in early childhood education from Montessori to Reggio and more, including the one type of preschool that all child development experts advise parents to steer clear. Also covered, what to look for and questions to ask when you tour a preschool and even what to consider when viewing their website or other marketing materials, before you even step foot on campus, to see if the school is worth your time to visit.
August 11, 2016
Is homework a battle in your house? Are you wondering how much is too much? This workshop cover these topics and more, like what to expect by grade, how to allow your child to take on the homework process over the years, how to teach good study habits and skills, how to know when your child is struggling and what to do, and how to deal with homework battles.
November 18, 2015
Did you know a child loses an average of 2 months of math skill over the summer? Learn lots of fun ways to engage your child in learning math, science, reading and more over the summer months so she can return to school in the fall as smart as ever!
November 11, 2015
Bullying affects everyone, not just the kids being bullied. It affects kids on deep levels including rates of success in school, careers, relationships and life, in addition to the school and learning environment as a whole. This workshop is chalk full of information including what parents as well as schools can do to create a safe learning environment for everyone.
November 6, 2015
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