July 27, 2018
Registering for an ESC-20 Parent Training OR Webinar!
New registration instructions!
To register to attend an ESC-20 parent training or to participate via webinar, you will need to register through CONNECT 20, our registration system at www.esc20.net.
You will find the parent training session ID and webinar ID under the parent training description in the catalog.
Download the Steps to Register for a Parent Training or Webinar BELOW!
Save the Date!
Features this month include:
- UTSA's programs to support K-6 learning in Reading and Math
- San Antonio College Girls STEM Summit
- and MORE!
It's Time to Start Planning for Back to School!
Talk to Your Child
Talk to your child about school several weeks before the first day. Acknowledging back-to-school jitters will help your child develop positive emotions about school and increase oral language skills.
A recent MIT brain study shows that having back-and-forth conversations with your child builds early language skills. Anytime is learning time.
Building Healthy Relationships With Your Kids
Tips for Connecting with Your Kids
- Catch kids showing good behavior and offer specific praise.
- Give children meaningful jobs at home and positive recognition afterward. Don’t be overly critical; instead, help them improve their skills one step at a time.
- Use kind words, tones, and gestures when giving instructions or making requests.
- Spend some time every day in warm, positive, loving interaction with your kids. Look for opportunities to spend time as a family, like taking after-dinner walks or reading books together.
- Brainstorm solutions to problems at home or school together.
- Set rules for yourself for mobile device use and other distractions. For instance, check your phone after your child goes to bed.
- Ask about your child’s concerns, worries, goals, and ideas.
- Participate in activities that your child enjoys. Help out with and attend their events, games, activities, and performances
Read more HERE.
Teaching Kids Patience
Patience is a virtue that can be instilled in children. Patience teaches children the value of delaying gratification, a skill necessary for maturity. Patience can help develop the ability to think through and resolve problems; it can counteract impulsivity and acting out behaviors. The value of patience lies in its ability to lead to inner calm and emotional strength of character. Teaching patience by example helps children learn resilience, self-containment, and the ability to self-soothe. These are qualities needed for emotional maturity.
Check it out, I hope it's a great reminder for you too.