Praise for Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms
As a Parent Educator and Coach, I offer a strengths-based approach to navigating the challenges of raising your children and teens to flourish. I’m a Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner with a specialty in developmental psychology and positive education. The practical wisdom I bring to my work integrates a variety of evidence based principles and practices from the science of happiness and success, the wisdom traditions, and my own experience as a “parent with perspective.” I look forward to connecting with you to support you in learning new parenting skills, building upon what’s working, developing self-compassion and expanding your joy.
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Nurture your child’s strengths while celebrating their uniqueness.
Advocate for your child’s best interests, until they know themselves well enough to advocate for themselves.
Encourage a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities so they can discover what they love, what they’re good at, and what’s right for them.
Minimize screen time, and maximize nature time. Teach your child to appreciate the value of spending time with nature, and the usefulness of technology.
Love your child unconditionally, while clearly communicating how you expect them to behave.
Define what success means to you, and help your child understand what success may look like for them.
Practice gratitude, compassion, empathy, kindness, and mindfulness. Daily.
Understand your child’s true nature and notice where they are most likely to thrive.
Feed your children well, for the health of their mind, body and overall well-being.
Communicate with your children often and openly, even when you have different points of view.
Find joy in the moment while seeing the big picture.