Look at your child's emotions or behaviours -- what are they telling you?

Look at your child's emotions or behaviours -- what are they telling you?

It's not all about looking at the skills.  Look at your child's emotions. 

If your child is struggling (even just a bit) in school and you notice that they are anxious about school and learning -- don't let others tell you it's nothing.

This could be a sign that your child is silently struggling with their way of learning and they need to understand how they learn.
 
Kids that learn differently are smart -- they can survive but this is not thriving.
 
 I want kids to thrive.

When kids survive they make decisions based on this -- based on what they can't do.  And to them that's learning...that's school.  And that's simply NOT true.  They can learn and they are SO capable! 

I survived -- but your child doesn't have to.

Watch your child.  What are they telling you in their actions?  Are they sad? Angry? Frustrated? Their behaviour is telling your something.  

WE all want to read, write and use numbers in a way that makes us feel that we can take on the world.  But if we feel we can't do this our self esteem drops -- hard.  

If you see this -- ask your child how they feel about their abilities to read and write.  

Listen.

Let them know you will help them figure out how they learn. 

Because they can learn. 

Find out how to observe and support your child by moving through the Invincible Mama Program here >>>>

 

Susan
 

3 Levels of Ok when it comes to your child's learning

3 levels of OKAY when it comes to your child's learning

You want to see smiles on your child's face.  Everyone does.  But what if school and learning are leaving them frustrated, sad and ready to quit. 

I'm a Mom -- just like you.  

I get your world and I will most likely understand parts of your child's world.  

I've walked the school halls for 20 years so I understand the demands and systems within this structure.  

I've watched many Moms search for support for their child, but in the end, they have limited support or their child ends up not making the gains they need. 

I've also watched too many children frustrated when they are asked to learn something in a way that doesn't fit the way they learn -- leaving them frustrated and wanting to give up on their ability to learn. 

When a Mom starts to describe their child to me and they go into details about their child's struggles to learn and the frustration they are experiencing at home and school.  I can't help but be moved.  I hear how their child's confidence and self-esteem is dropping and I can relate on a personal level...

...because they are usually describing some part of me.   

I struggled to understand my learning and along the way I lost my self-esteem and confidence.  I don't want others to experience this, and if they have, I want to offer them hope and understanding so they can regain their confidence in themselves and their learning again.  

So how can I do this?  

I can do this through the one person that truly believes in their child and that's YOU -- the Mom (or Dad)! 

You are the powerhouse when it comes to helping your child -- YOU know them the best and you are a CONSTANT person in their lives! 

I know you may not feel like a powerhouse when you are uncertain what you need to do to help your child learn (and even more importantly, regain confidence in themselves).  

But you are! You just need the right support and guidance for YOU -- so you can offer this to your child and start to see progress in their learning. 

And that's why I created the Invincible Mama Program and Strategy Sessions for more 1:1 support for parents like you.  

You see, I not only understand what it's like to learn differently, I also know what it's like to be a Mom figuring out the next steps to support my child when others couldn't see the struggle or when the progress in their learning was not there.  

Over time, I started to view different levels of OK when it came to how kids are coping with their way of learning. 

You can get my FREE Moving Beyond Ok to find out what level of ok your child is at and what steps you can take to support them at each level. 

These 3 levels of OK are: 

1. Not OK -- they are struggling to learn (they know it -- you know it)

2. Just OK -- they are learning but their self-esteem is low

3. Beyond OK -- {this is where I want all kids with learning differences to be!}  they understand how they learn and they have a voice for what they need.

Download my "Moving Your Child Beyond OK" sheets {which is really a type of checklist} which I shared while speaking to at a Parent's Conference    CLICK HERE

Let me know what level your child is at and what steps you will take to support them next. 

Susan 

 

 

 

 

7 Ways to Support Your Child When School is Hard

when school is hard

School is starting soon or may it already has for you.  If your child is not excited about returning to school and homework is adding frustration to evening time together I would love to offer you my "7 Ways to Support your Child when School is Hard" tips. 

Just click on the button below to download the sheet and give it a read! (no email required) 

You will find that these are not your typical learning tips as they come from my personal learning experiences and what I have learned as a Mom.  

Just remember you've got this.  You just need support to help you move forward. Your child is truly blessed to have you as a Mom (or Dad) as you are here looking for ways to support them.  And I hope my tips will also help you along your journey.

Let me know what tips helped you by commenting below.