Strolling through Target yesterday and it’s clear…school’s starting soon. Notebooks. Pencils. Parents with supply lists in hand, some with kids in tow. “Getting ready for school” is in the air.
School…it’s always I topic I get asked about. A LOT. It’s inevitable, within 6 weeks of school starting calls are pouring in. And that’s why we are digging deep into school now, before kiddos start struggling. Let’s get ahead of it so your child succeed at school.
The challenges and struggles many adopted and foster kiddos deal with are not truly understood by many teachers. Often, it gets seen as defiance rather than what it actually is…impacts of trauma. Too often teachers are not able to keep our kiddos safe emotionally and psychologically because they are not trauma-informed. Teachers have a lot of training, but not enough when it comes to being trauma informed regarding adopted and foster children.
I’m a big believer in getting the school team on the same page as the parents. I’ve been asked by parent after parent if I had something they could give to their children’s teachers. Something that would explain the “what it looks like on my child and why”. And so I’m in the process of creating just that…an ebook for parents to share with their child’s school team. It will be up this month in the Coaching Group as a bonus to share your child’s school team.
In addition, we will be meeting online weekly to get a plan tweaked for your child and your questions answered. This school year can look a whole lot different…for your child and for you.
Join me in the Intentional Parent Coaching Group and let’s get your child off to a great start and make this his best school year yet! http://www.tohavehope.com/intentional-parent-coaching-group.html