UPDATES & RESOURCES

Ways to Help Your Child Build Resilience

The Coaching industry is always supportive with news and updates, and as part of our services we are pleased to share some of the most relevant articles and posts about how to adjust in these trying times. If we can help your family navigate through this part of your journey, we are here to help you.

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6 TIPS FOR HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS

Here are 6 tips for parents considering homeschooling for those struggling to adapt with Covid chaos:


1. Investigate Local Homeschooling Requirements, guidance on curriculum, approach, learning tools and nearby classes and activities.

2. Consider Your Educational Goals and Approach - Where do you start?

3. Discover Curriculum and Learning Tools - Many free resources are available

4.Some high school homeschoolers may benefit from year-long, online courses in a variety of subjects.

Teenagers may want to use this time to build skills in an area of interest or develop knowledge related to a career goal.

4. Explore Neighborhood Resources

Most homeschoolers will tell you that the pandemic has caused just as much disruption in their lives and learning as it has for everyone else. Being disconnected from the people, places and things of our communities has been tough on all of us.

5. Collaborate With Others

Many parents are working from home during the pandemic, and may continue to do so indefinitely, which can make learning at home this fall more practical but also challenging.

6. Enjoy This Moment!

This is an unprecedented time and a historic moment for our children. They will tell stories to their children and grandchildren about what it was like to live and learn through the 2020 pandemic. Experimenting with homeschooling can offer some certainty and continuity in what is otherwise a tumultuous time. 

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WHAT IS EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING?

Does your teen struggle with emotional control, time management, goal directed persistence or task initiation?  Most parents would respond with a definitive "YES". The good news is, this developmentally appropriate, and that which can be improved with coaching. The challenge for parents is balancing teens life skills development necessary for success, and their age-appropriate need for a reasonable degree of independence. This situation could bring relationship hardships and frustration. Executive skill deficits appear as cognitive, behavioral or academic problems. Learn strategies to partner with teens offering autonomy, while considering parental safety concerns.

Baseline Assumptions:
1) Most individuals have an array of executive skills strengths as well as executive skills weaknesses.
2) The primary purpose of identifying weaknesses, is to be able to design and implement interventions to address weaknesses

11  Executive Functioning skills are:

Response Inhibition         Planning/prioritization
Working Memory             Organization
Emotional Control            Time Management
Flexibility                           Goal Directed Persistence
Sustained Attention          Metacognition
Task Initiation