Jen Genel, LSMW, Licensed Social Worker, Educational Therapist and Executive Function Specialist
Sometimes the start of school, collaborating with teachers, and understanding how your child learns best, can be a bumpy road for both a child and parent. Understanding how to support yourself and your child during their educational journey can set them up for a lifelong love of learning.
Helpful & Hopeful: An Interview with Issa M. Mas
Issa M. Mas, freelance writer, editor and mom Hear from a freelance writer, editor and mom, who will discuss the basics of choosing homeschooling.
Helpful & Hopeful: An Interview with Alana Carvalho, LMHC and Sarah Bren, PH.D
Alana Carvalho, LMHC and Sarah Bren, PH.D discuss strategies for addressing separation anxiety (yours and theirs) this Fall.
Parents and Teachers: Friends or Frenemies?
Parents and Teachers: Friends or Frenemies? Ok, so right off the bat, I feel it’s important to clear up the fact that I’m not generally a “slang” user. But in this case, if the shoe fits… It’s a question that actually makes me quite sad, but nevertheless, hangs in the hallways. When you send your Read More
Guest Post: 3 Tips for Keeping Your Child Organized Over the Summer
3 Tips For Keeping Your Child Organized Over The Summer 1. Create A Daily Calendar– Make list of what activities your child has each day and make sure to go through it every morning. This way your child will continue to feel like there is still structure for them even when they are not Read More
How Are We Going To Separate?
Separation for the first time at school can be a spectacular, and sometimes challenging, experience for grown-ups and children alike. I find that having a plan helps immensely. You can talk to both your child and his or her teacher about “the plan” and then follow through. Try these tips: 1. Have Your Child Walk In To Read More
Tips For Preparing Your Child For Nursery School
The most important way to help your child feel comfortable with the idea of beginning nursery school is to make sure you are comfortable with the idea of him or her beginning nursery school. If you have questions or concerns call the school and speak with your child’s teacher, the director, or the school’s early Read More
Tips and Recording from Babybites Separation Teleclass
On June 1st, I joined Heather Ouida of Babybites and Kiddybites to discuss “Separation at Camp and Beyond.” Take a look at the tips from our conversation and listen to the recording: http://www.babybites.com/06/02/tips-for-separation/
I Thought We Were Done With Separation!
Ahh, the two week mark at nursery school. This is often the time that many children (even those who seemed to transition easily into nursery school) start showing some hesitation. The novelty is starting to wear off and they begin to wonder “Wait, I have to keep going?!” Stay calm, this is just a phase and it will pass! Here’s Read More
To Tell Or Not To Tell
Parents often ask me whether they should let their classroom teacher know that their child is receiving special services. “Will they hold it against my child?” “Will my child be labeled?” I say tell! When you bring your child to school, you should view the administrators and teachers as part of your team. You are all there to Read More