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5 Reasons You Need a Parent Coach

The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby took place on May 7, 2022. If you missed the race, you missed learning and watching what happens when a late addition entry named Rich Strike, an  80-1 longshot, roars past the competition and claims victory.  While the race was exhilarating, the interviews afterward were where the lessons […]

Asking a Question can Hijack How Our Brain Thinks About Something

Parents Can (and Should!) Question Things… Even Authorities Did you know that mental fatigue leads to anxiety and burnout? When we are tired and burned out, our brains default to autopilot mode, and we accept things as is instead of asking questions.  Today’s consumer is responsible for fact-checking everything.  Parents are tired of figuring out […]

The Pandemic Created a Language Gap That is Impacting Reading Comprehension

A language gap is occurring, and it’s getting wider, and parents are noticing. “My child does not have difficulty reading the words, but I am not sure he understands or can make sense of what he is reading”?  Does this sound familiar?  These are exact words from a parent who called me recently to discuss […]

Metacognitive Skills: Tanya’s Story

Tanya worked with me for two weeks, sitting at the same table, facing the same window. Curtains outlined the window, and these curtains had a pattern of geometric shapes and birds. Then, one day, in the middle of the session, Tanya looked at me and said, “Birds, I see birds on those curtains.” It took […]

Metacognition: What Prevents Your Smart Kid From Succeeding?

I meet with parents weekly who share their fear that their child won’t survive in college. Moms tell me that if it wasn’t for them and their constant reminders of what is due, when it is due, and making sure that it gets done, their child would fail. Does this sound familiar? Are you trying […]

Should You Be Worried That Your Kids Aren’t Learning?

“Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who said that it couldn’t be done.”  Eleanor Roosevelt Today, we are in the midst of a national crisis in education, and adults everywhere are worried that kids aren’t learning. With good reason. Do you know how many children will finish out another year well below their […]

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