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Parent anxieties about meeting standards of learning
Today we talk about anxieties parents have come to me about their kids being “behind”, not meeting standards and not learning conventionally. We go over the roots of these feelings, the realities and help shift mindsets and our thoughts on proof of learning. Edited to add some articles re: topics in the episode: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/education/2016/sep/20/grammar-schools-play-europe-top-education-system-finland-daycare https://www.childrensmuseums.org/images/MCMResearchSummary.pdf https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/preschool/Pages/Helping-Your-Child-Learn-to-Read.aspx
The Owl’s Nest Connected Parenting (Trailer)
Play and Why it Should be the Main Focus in Curriculum and Learning
“Scientists have discovered that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain unless it is done in play in which case it only takes 10-20 repetitions.” Karyn Purvis
How to address other children’s behaviours that do not align with our values
A parent asks “how do I add tools to my toolbox to help navigate conversations about other children’s behaviour and the complexities of friendships” and I respond.
Regaining Control in Parenting
Looking into regaining control in power struggles, setting boundaries, and misbehaviour with children. Understanding why, building trust and the relationship, understanding triggers and strategies.