Village Parenting

Village Parenting is built upon the notion that it truly does take a village to raise a child.  We can’t parent alone.  The job is too big, too hard, and too important to try to do it in isolation.   

School

The school is a key part of each child’s village. There is a way to work in concert with schools in order to optimize the child’s education.   In fact, research shows that parental expectations of a child’s performance is a major indicator of that child’s school success. Village Parenting seeks to help parents not only navigate the schools, but develop a Curriculum of the Home that supports and enhances their child’s education.

“…the single most powerful factor is parental expectations. Parental expectations are expressed in the “curriculum of the home,” the attitudes, habits, knowledge, and skills that children acquire through their relationships with their families that serves as the foundation for how they approach school and learning.”                                                                                                                                       (Redding, 2000).

Home

As parents, we are all challenged with daily stressors, not the least of which is managing our children’s behavior.  Village Parenting can help with the nuts and bolts of behavior management (by using Triple P) or I can help you with setting and/or aligning your parenting intentions.

How do I know if I could use Village Parenting services?

Have you struggled with any of the following?

  • I can’t get my child out the door in the morning. Our mornings are so hectic and stressful!
  • My child is in preschool and I fear the daily grind of full day school in kindergarten or first grade!  How do I get my child ready for that transition?
  • My child hates school and it is very hard to get her there in the morning.
  • I don’t know how to help my child with her homework.
  • I can’t get my child to do his homework or he uses so many avoidance strategies, that homework takes forever!
  • My child’s behavior at home or school is not what I want it to be!
  • My child whines a lot and I have to ask repeatedly to get her to do what I need her to do.
  • When I go to my child’s conferences or IEP meetings, I feel overwhelmed by all of the information. I wish there was a user friendly report and/or less jargon!
  • I have some serious concerns about what is happening at school, but I don’t want the school to think I am against them. How do I get my concerns addressed without the process becoming adversarial?
  • I fear taking my child out in public for fear that he/she will cause a scene!