Having high expectations for our children seems like common sense. But while we may worry about children falling behind academically and reaching their full potential, young people are struggling to make sense of the world and their place in it. It’s time to take a step back and ask ourselves the price of high expectations and how we define them.
Teens don’t want us to tell them it will be ok or to just move on, they want more than that. We won’t really know what that means for the individual young people we work with until we ask them.
As parents navigating a constantly changing environment, the one thing we know is certain is the relationship with our children. Rosalind will use her brand new publication The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents to give parents concrete skills to support the social, emotional, and educational needs of our children.
With COVID 19 surging around the world, the only thing certain right about being a parent is uncertainty. Your children’s school may have started out 100% virtual, then went hybrid and now may be returning back to entirely online, or not. It’s enough to try the patience of even the most level headed parent and kids.
Parenting has always had its challenges but now it can feel overwhelming. How do you support your child during this time when nothing is certain? How do you support your child when you are struggling as well?
As parents, we have to acknowledge the complexity of friendships right now and understand that they may look drastically different than we would like.
One of the most crucial skills we can model for the young people in our lives is emotional intelligence. However, many of us were not explicitly taught emotional regulation skills and often feel like we are at the mercy of the many emotions swirling throughout our homes.
Using dignity as a framework to navigate conflict and analyze behavior requires a radical shift in thinking. Here’s how we start.