|We All Belong|
|Posted on September 27, 2012|
I’ve just discovered a gold mine in my local community called Earthwalk Vermont. http://earthwalkvermont.org/ My 8-year old just started the Village School program, where she spends every Friday in the woods becoming more intimate with the natural world. Of course the program is education-based, but from my perspective it is also quite therapeutic – beyond what a young person may gain from a therapist or other type of social service. First off, the kids are[…..]
|Letting Kids Struggle|
|Posted on September 19, 2012|
I just learned a new technique from my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. I asked my 5 year-old what happens when she runs down the hall in school (which my daughter does with me, but not when the teacher is there). She said, “Well, we have to start over, Mom.” As a parenting coach I am always looking for little tricks to help kids self-regulate and become more mindful of their behavior. I’ve started to employ this[…..]
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