Archive for June, 2016

C4P 4: Preparing Your Anxious Child for a New Experience

When our anxious children anticipate a new experience, it can be a bit perplexing for parents to know how to help them get ready.In this episode we will share some tips to calm the chaos that can happen within our children who have a hard time with something new. As parents, our goal is to empower our children. Tune in to find tools to help your child confidently enjoy new experiences.

Your Preparation
Observation & Research
Gather intel about the activity or event
Identify major focus points
Think about what sets your child off

Prepping the Tools
Digital Recordings
Social Stories
Stress Balls

Preparing Your Child
Using the Tools

Communication with Others

Also: Tip for the Day: Remember the Greater Purpose

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C4P 3: Growing a Confident Reader

Teaching our children to read can be a daunting task. Teaching a child who struggles carries its own special challenges. One method we used proved very successful to get the ball rolling and to build confidence for our kids and for countless other struggling readers. On this podcast, we share that method in detail.

Often our struggling readers get discouraged and defeated. Today we also share with you a strategic way to keep children encouraged and eager to try.

Join us for tried and true methods you can implement with a child you love.

1. Grab your child's favorite book.

2. Create a vocabulary list from words in the book.

3. Make flash cards of words from your list.

4. Flash the words in random order for 1 minute.

5. After a while, ask the child if they want to tell you the words you are flashing.

6. Keep working through all the words you have chosen.

7. Put known words in a review pile.

8. Repeat process with new group of words.

9. Once a day review reserve pile for 2 minutes

10. Highlight known words in child's favorite book.

11. Read the book together,

12. Have child read the words he or she knows.

13. Eventually have child read entire book to you.

14. Eagerly help with any words child has forgotten.

15. CELEBRATE the child's success.

Encourage your struggling reader with:

digital recordings
cue cards
stories of famous people

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C4P 2: Preparing for an Important Meeting on Behalf of your Child

As we advocate for our children, there are many meetings with professionals that must take place. Preparing for these meetings can be a little overwhelming. Whether it is an IEP meeting with your child's educators, or follow-ups with doctors, or therapy sessions with speech, occupational, or physical therapists, or any other meeting with a professional who can make a difference for your child's development, you want to have certain things in place. Join us for five tips to help you be the best advocate for your child during these meetings.

Five Tips to help you best advocate for your child during meetings with professionals:

1. Dress Up

2. Take a Notebook

3. Be a Team Player

4. Display an Attitude of Gratitude

5. Be Willing to Listen to the Other Side

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