Eps 113: Solo show! Teachers, behavior charts, and how to keep mama bear in check...

Welcome to this week’s solo show!  Sorry about the clogged nose! Totally dedicated to keeping up with the podcast and showing up to all of you – thank you for listening in!

What you will hear this episode:

The topic this week, as we have moved into the school year here in North America.  Many of us are finding ourselves in the rub of having tough conversations with our children’s teacher. One of my listeners, who is both a parent and a teacher, reached out and requested that I touch on how parents can be approaching their children’s teachers when things are tough.

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  • Classroom management is slippery

  • Teachers are doing the best they can with the tools they have

  • Navigating student’s needs with the academic requirements passed on to teachers

  • Pendulum swings from social/emo learning to academics

  • Pressure to teach kids what they “need to know”

  • Teachers ALWAYS name the social/emotional skills as their desire for students

  • There is an assumption that children are learning life skills in the home

  • Teachers fall back on behavior systems

  • “Charting” children’s behavior

  • Assumption that students have what they need to be cooperative, contributing members of the classroom

  • Temperament matters

  • So how do we talk to teachers about our children’s need?

  • You, the teacher, counselor, after school people, you are all the child’s support team

  • When communication fails amongst adults, child suffers

  • Coming from fear, we show up offensive, invites defense from others

  • Teachers have a tricky job

  • Connect before correct is a powerful tool to take advantage of in all the relationships of our life – teachers/school staff included

  • Use curiosity

  • How can you educate the teacher about your child in a way that enlightens them about your child and all children

  • It is useful when a parent comes to the teacher and says “I see you and the tough job you have, and I want to educate you about my child”

  • Pay attention to your physical response/mama bear mode, and PAUSE before emailing/calling the teacher

  • Get in touch with your child’s teacher BEFORE there is an issue – build relationship

  • Make amends when you need to – repair matters AND you are modeling really important behavior for others

  • The person that benefits the most is your child!

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Ep 95: Jeanne-Marie Paynel talks Montessori and Positive Discipline

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The first thing that stuck out about our next guest, Jeanne-Marie Paynel is her passion for lifelong learning. In addition to raising two beautiful children, Jeanne-Marie holds a Masters in Education, is the founder and CEO of Voila Montessori and is a Positive Discipline trainer.  After reading Dr. Montessori’s work “The Secret of Childhood” she discovered a passion for guiding children and families in healthy parenting approaches. She wanted parents to appreciate the true importance of their role – not as servants or teachers, but as supporters and guides of their children’s natural development.  This need in the global community prompted her to launch Voila Montessori, an accessible resources to guide parents in the Montesorri tradition and the Positive Discipline approach.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • It’s important to empower our children not enable them

  • Setting up a prepared environment for your children’s learning

  • The Montessori philosophy and how it helps children and families today

  • Ways Positive Discipline and the Montessori method merge to provide support

  • The benefits of a child’s freedom of movement and choice in their own environment

  • Tools to help families nurture their child’s potential

  • How to access Montessori methods and find an appropriate educational environment for your child.

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful Courage – to me for one what comes to mind is being aware of how lucky we are – the practice of gratitude is what brings me great joy. In the context of Montessori, being in awe of what your children are going through, their evolution, their adaptation to the world. Courage is speaking up for what is, and accepting at times that we might be wrong. That we might of not interacted with our child the way that would’ve felt better and to be okay with going to your child and saying “I didn’t like the way I did that” “I’m going to better next time”- It’s courageous for adults to say to a child that “I did something wrong”.  Being aware that we are not perfect and we are learning next to them.

Where to find Jeanne-Marie:

Voila Montessori - http://www.voilamontessori.com/en/

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21 Positive Discipline Tools

Ebooks and Resources mentioned by Jeanne-Marie

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Eps 63: Dr. Joanne Foster and I Explore the Ups and Downs of Extra Curricular Activities

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Today’s guest is Joanne Foster, an educational consultant and author of several parenting and educational books. Her work focuses on supporting and encouraging children’s well-being, intelligence, creativity, self-confidence, and productivity. As a mother of two and grandmother of three, she has over 30 years’ experience working with gifted children. She recently wrote an article about the lure of extracurricular activities. It’s a topic that every family has to face and deal with in their own way. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why extracurricular activities should complement what they’re learning in school

  • Opportunities and demand

  • How much choice should you give your children?

  • The perceived pressure that parents feel regarding extracurricular activities

  • Too much vs. too little

  • Should you ever let a child QUIT an activity?

  • Helping a child pick and choose activities

  • Examples of extracurricular options that DON’T have to be stressful

  • Advice for parents about setting boundaries

  • Why kids need help in developing accountability for decisions

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“For me, it means using my intelligence, drawing on past experiences, acquiring supports when needed, harnessing my creativity, and having faith in my ability to confront changes and challenges.”

Resources:

www.beyondintelligence.net.
Being Smart about Gifted Education by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster
Beyond Intelligence by Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster
Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Kids Overcome Procrastination by Joanne Foster

And an article that Joanne was inspired to write after our interview:
Too Invested in Your Child's Activities and Performance

Where to find Joanne:

Her website
Facebook

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