True Story: Less than an hour before our first daughter was born, I had no idea my body was in labor.
Of course, I was only 26 weeks pregnant at the time, so delivery wasn’t really on my radar. I later joked that I hadn’t gotten past chapter 26 in What to Expect When You Are Expecting.
All joking aside, I was under-educated about being a parent from the moment our daughter entered the world. I was given an immediate crash course in having a newborn in the NICU, changing a diaper on a one-pound baby, and later–navigating a speech delay and keeping the knees clean on an almost-two-year-old who was not yet walking.
Thankfully, I had resources–supportive NICU nurses, our kind pediatrician, three helpful therapists who came to our home weekly, and a parent mentor from our local school district. They were better than any parenting book because they knew my daughter and could give me personalized tips and activities to help our girl blossom.
Isn’t that what we all want for our children? Time to bloom?
As a teacher, I have had countless parents ask me for my thoughts on the development of their children: Is he talking enough? Is she behind in recognizing letters? How did you know when your girls needed glasses? How do I teach sight words? Will she be ready for Kindergarten? Should I homeschool him?
So I created my favorite parent workshop: Age-Appropriate Learning!
This workshop covers the WHAT and WHEN questions about the important skills a child should acquire between birth and age 6. Best of all, it comes with an incredible one-page overview that you can use to guide your child’s developmental progress–at his or her unique speed!
After all, “childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child.” (Magda Gerber)
YOU are your child’s first and best teacher, the only one who will walk beside from birth to graduation. No other educator will know or care more about YOUR child than you! I would love to support your family’s educational journey just as ours was supported ten years ago. Let’s bloom together, shall we?