From Unknown to Expected: Relief

Routines, Tips & Tools

Not knowing what will happen next is stressful. In our families, many times parents/caregivers have a sense of what will be happening next but the children don’t.

For children, the fear of the unknown can include everything from a new food, who will or won’t be at the playground, to the divorce of parents.  Children (particularly young children) face change more frequently than the rest of us, as they move from family out into the world, learning and growing.  It’s a necessary but also stressful part of life. Little ones give up bottles, cribs, and pacifiers; school-age children experience new …

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Homework Tangles?

Growing Responsibility, Routines, Tips & Tools
The school year is well underway and fall routines are settling in. What is the homework routine in your family? As a parenting coach and consultant to schools I often hear complaints about homework from both parents and from teachers. Each expects the other to take a little more responsibility for homework. Interesting isn’t it? Where is the student in all of this? What can we do to grow the student's responsibility?
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