Education and Family

Wholehearted Parenting

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP

Wholehearted Parenting – Back to School …What Teachers Want Parents to Know

I can’t believe that summer is almost over! I remember when my children were younger we tried to pack the summer with fun activities while allowing for slow summer days…and none of us were ever truly ready for summer to end.

I also remember joking with my Mom friends and asking them if they were ready to go back to school…because the reality was although we weren’t really going back to school with our kids, there were times it certainly felt like it.

I have a lot of insight now, both as a Mom and in my professional work with families, about the joys and frustrations that school can bring. I often hear parents venting about their child’s teacher. I know, as a parent, I was frustrated at times. I believe that if parents and teachers could sit down and communicate with each other at the beginning of the year, the school year might go more smoothly.

I’ve also talked with many teachers who have things that they would love for parents to know. So, I thought it was great time to have a conversation and perhaps shed some light, from a teacher’s perspective, as to how you can help your child this school year.

I’ve invited my guest Rhonda Moskowitz to join my conversation. Rhonda’s roots are in education. After graduate school she taught children with learning and behavior problems. Ultimately, she was the administrator of a birth through kindergarten early childhood program. Rhonda is a mother of 3 grown children, certified as a PCI Parent Coach, and a Screamfree Parenting facilitator. She’s made it her mission to help parents who say “I’ve tried everything I can think of and nothing works!” Using humor and her focus on what is already working, she offers common-sense solutions for stressed-out parents.

Hope you’ll join us!