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I support and empower stressed out kids by teaching them effective study skills and how to visualize time so they can manage their time wisely to become more confident, resilient people ready to rock school and beyond. My long term goal is to give your child a full toolbox of skills to use on their own for the rest of their lives.
Academic life coaching provides a non judgmental, calm presence and a sounding board for your child to help them build confidence and competency in school and beyond. I have learned over 40 brain based study strategies in the "Art of Aspiring Students to Study Strategically" by Gretchen Wegner ( www.gretchenwegner.com). I am a life long learner who can stay up late listening to a pedagogy podcast, geek out on education research and dive in to webinars with learning and child psychology experts. My bedside table is filled with books about parenting, mindfulness and personal growth. While I don’t have official degrees in education or psychology, I have countless hours of personal research to support my bright differently wired “custom schooled” children.
I am a partner and a homeschooling mother of two boys. I love spending time in nature with family and friends, cooking nutritious food, doing yoga and knitting while listening to podcasts.
My kids are my greatest teachers and have given me so many opportunities to learn new skills. Using intuition, empathy, non violent communication skills and applying brain science based techniques, I am able to support your child with compassion and care to interrupt the cycle of overwhelm and stress.
A big part of my job as an academic life coach is to build a positive partnership and cultivate trust with your child so that we can partner together to create life changing shifts in their present and future.
A session might include some or all of the following:
*General check in- I will take a moment to listen to what is happening in your child's life. It will often give me clues to why a child is having challenges and helps me build rapport and trust.
*Review habits and commitments from previous session and/or identify new ones
*Organize school papers and backpacks
*Practice habits we have identified together
*Email teachers to practice self advocacy
*Practice skills such as honing your notes & ask questions using Bloom's Taxonomy
*Fill out planner and make important events/tests pop on the page
*Prioritize to do items and make a plan to get them done
*Discuss ways to use time wisely
*Create a "backwards plan" for preparing for a test or completing a project
*Practice breathing and learn calming techniques
*Create affirmations to use regularly to practice your growth mindset
*Learn about the brain in regards to how it learns
and much more....
The amount of time that it takes to see progress depends on your child's starting point, challenges, and willingness to take consistent specific action to create changes.
Let's work together to become unstoppable!