There's a new place for parents and teachers of military-connected students to connect just in time for back to school. Created by two military spouses, Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman and Amanda Trimillos, EdD, the Facebook Group provides a meeting place for parents, teachers, counselors and School Liaison Officers to support each other and their students through school transition. Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman and Amanda Trimillos, EdD, are also advocates, educators and authors. They recently co-authored … [Read more...]
Want To Teach Your Child Tolerance? Look In The Mirror.
Children are not born understanding that people are different; they learn this as they grow. As they become more aware of how and why others are different from them, they can be taught to respect these differences, or not. Tolerance is a learned character trait that helps a person accept others regardless of race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, social orientation, ability etc. Parents are their child’s first tolerance teacher. What do your words and … [Read more...]
How To Encourage Perseverance In Your Child
Families On The Home Front Series: How To Raise A Child Of Character Character Trait: Perseverance “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” - Babe Ruth There is nothing more rewarding as a parent than witnessing your child achieve their goals - no matter how big or small they might be. Whether it’s learning to walk or hitting their first home run, witnessing achievement gained by hard work are a parent’s proudest moments. Hard work and determination are the ingredients to … [Read more...]
Child of Character: Responsibility Chart
Track Your Child's Responsibility With A Responsibility Chart Visual tools that show children how they have been responsible is a great way to positively reinforce responsible actions and increases the likelihood the behavior will get repeated. (Discipline Tip #1: The more attention you give a behavior, the more you see that behavior.) You can find all kinds of examples online for tracking responsibilities or get creative yourself. Design a chart of your own or have your kids make their … [Read more...]
How To Encourage Responsibility In Your Child
Families On The Home Front Series: How To Raise A Child Of Character Character Trait: Responsibility Parents guide their children to independence by teaching responsibility. “To whom much is given much is expected” - Anonymous Summer is here, and my children are elated they have fewer responsibilities as students. I am elated because they have more time for household responsibilities!! The transition to summer this year coincides with my children's developmental transition to … [Read more...]
Avoid Brain Drain: Brain Boost Ideas For Summer Reading
Brain Boost Ideas For Summer Reading As a parent and a school psychologist, I know the benefits reading has for my children regardless of their ability or the time of year. With summer coming, however, I am more alert to my childrens’ NEED to read to keep their brains engaged and avoid summer brain drain. There is no shortage of summer reading programs and reading lists to help children keep reading when they are out of school. I have found some unique ways to encourage and motivate … [Read more...]
SUMMER IS COMING!
Let’s do more than just survive the summer months, let’s THRIVE THIS SUMMER! On Easter Sunday, while I was making dinner, my 12-year-old presented me with her summer bucket list. Oh, Madonna! I hadn’t even finished carving the lamb butter, and she had 20 things she wanted to do. I applaud her creativity and her planning - she gets that from me, but honestly if the list is this long in April what will it be like by June? It’s summertime! I love summer! I love the pool, the sun, the … [Read more...]