The current standards being expected of our youth
have created an increase in stress
and a decrease in learning.
Adults WITH School-Age Kids, Including Teenagers
I have found that the mental health of parents can be greatly impacted by the school life of the children in their charge. Some of the educational options available are well-known, and some are not. If your child's current learning arrangement is a major stressor for you, I offer a quarterly workshop where participants can share what isn't working and identify blocks that are preventing change in the educational environment of their sons and or daughters. Various methods are introduced, and in some cases, reviewed:
- Public school and navigation
- Various home-schooling approaches
- Private school
- Online education
- Any combination thereof
- Switching between any of the above
"Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment
and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent."
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents collaborates with parents and public schools to advocate for students well-being and success.
Texas Unschooling is a great source for the unschooling alternative to learning.
Adults WITHOUT School-Age Kids or Teenagers
All adults come with an inner child who can keep us very busy. Additionally, those of us without children often become aunts and uncles--biological, and otherwise. Another way we experience this role is by listening to grown sons or daughters, friends, and siblings who are struggling with a child's or teenager's unhappiness or failure in an educational environment. This struggle often shows up as behavioral issues, and the niece, nephew, or grandchild being described may sound like a completely different kid from the one you know.
For more information, please see the "Consulting" tab.