Lee's Summit Parents As Teachers

December 2018

Winter is here!

It's cold and flu season

As we approach the holiday season, please be sure to let your parent educator know if you or your child has been sick. Remember, we ask that your child is fever free for 24 hours before we visit. Thank you!

Please leave the light on!

It's getting darker so much quicker and with the snow and ice it is dangerous for parent educators carrying their bags. Please be considerate and make sure your front porch light is on. If your driveway or steps are not completely free of snow or ice, please allow your parent educator to come in through the garage. We appreciate your consideration for their safety!
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Traditions - an important routine for your child.


Family traditions are things that families do together repeatedly.


We are all very busy and pulled in many different directions but traditions offer our children and family a sense of belonging and identity.


Children raised with family traditions learn many lessons in life - they learn to understand the things that make their family unique. They learn to trust, help keep life organized and learn predictable patterns. They grow to be resilient and confident that they are loved while also knowing how to express love to others. Traditions help parents keep order in their family life. In a busy society where everyone is bombarded with all sorts of activities and distractions, traditions offer a sense of belonging.


Traditions will:

  • Strengthen family bonds
  • Provide comfort and security
  • Help navigate change
  • Teach values
  • Pass on cultural or religious heritage
  • Teach practical skills
  • Solve problems
  • Generate memories


This holiday season is a great time to continue a family holiday tradition or start a new one. Make snow angels, bake together, read a special book each year, go look at lights or make placemats to use at the dinner table for a special meal. Brainstorm some ideas and come up with something special for your family - you'll be glad you did!


Here are some ideas for a winter bucket list. You can add to it or create your own. A bucket list can also be a tradition!

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Conscious Discipline Tip

Conscious Discipline is a proven, comprehensive approach that empowers you with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for families. Click here for more information about Conscious Discipline.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl7b3TespAw

Helping your child learn to master upset and conflict through Conscious Discipline.


Conscious Commitment of the Week:


"I am willing to increase opportunities for connection this week by implementing two rituals in my classroom or home."


Examples of rituals include:
▪️Connecting Rituals like "I Love You Rituals"
▪️Greeting Rituals
▪️School Family Song
▪️Wish Well Rituals
▪️Absent Child Rituals
▪️Goodbye Rituals
Are you willing to commit? Check out the Facebook page for Conscious Discipline ideas.


❤️ As always, we wish you well! #iHeartCD#consciousdisipline#consciouscommitment#mondaymotivation

The Warmth of a Holiday Story
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Have a safe and wonderful holiday! From Lee's Summit Parents As Teachers