When you have to confront your child’s teacher about a problem, it’s natural to be a bit anxious. So how do you approach these difficult situations? There are specific things you can do before, during, and after the conversation to increase the odds of a successful outcome.
As teens move toward independence, some parents misinterpret this as a reason to be less involved in their children’s schools. However, research has shown that parent involvement at every level of school is important and will positively impact student achievement.
I miss the way nursing a baby pushes the pause button on my day. Whatever I needed to do in that moment–freezes. Now I have to remind myself to take those pauses…because I have found time and time again that these moments are where the magic of motherhood lies, waiting.
Kids are back in school and you have high hopes for this school year. But working with your child’s school isn’t always so cut and dried. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some you who could turn to for some answers to your specific question?
Are you outlasting the challenges of motherhood? Or is your endurance in need of some work? As mothers, we need to remember that we are built for the long haul—to outlast the hard moments, days, weeks, and years we have before us. We are built to last.
What if there was a way that you could really remember those heart-melting moments of motherhood? In this interactive post, author Amanda Hamilton Roos invites you to send a postcard to your future self.
The luminous love I feel for my baby, the gift I can offer her through the simple act of walking her to sleep, does not burn me—it gives me a warm, glowing happiness I refuse to share. I know it will elude me soon enough.
Have you heard the theory you need at least 10,000 hours of practice to become really good at something? Well I’ve made 10,000 meals for my family, and I’ve learned a thing or two.
What do your hands say about you? I have my mother’s hands–overworked, baggy knuckled, a bit bony, sinewy hands. They are cracked, but not dry and they are skinny but not delicate. These hands are tools, not accessories.
It often seems easier to be the one calling the shots and being in charge of our lives. But what happens when we move over and let God be the driver?
Nobody likes homework. But what if you could do one simple thing to transform homework from busywork into a powerful learning experience?
As you walk into that shiny classroom to meet your child’s teacher for the first time, here are a couple of important questions that can start that very important relationship off on the right foot.