Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

10 Good Parenting Tips

Parenting is not easy. Good parenting is hard work. A good parent strives to make decisions in the best interest of the child. A good parent does not have to be perfect. No one is perfect. No parent is perfect. No child is perfect either...keeping this in mind is important when we set our expectations. We should set standards for ourselves first and then our children second. We serve as a role model for them.

Here are 10 tips on learning effective parenting skills:

1. Be a good role model

2. Love them and show them through action

3. Practice kind and firm positive parenting

4. Be a safe haven for your child

5. Talk with your child and help their brains integrate

6. Reflect on your own childhood

7. Pay attention to your own well-being

8. Do not spank, no matter what

9. Keep things in perspective and remember your parenting goal

10. Take a shortcut by utilizing findings in latest psychology and neuroscience research

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Adapted from Parenting for Brain

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Mindful Parents

All are welcome to join us and learn how to cultivate mindfulness in small amounts during the day to maximize conscious discipline and social emotional learning with your little ones.

Dates: Thursday, Feb. 6

Time: 1:30pm-2:50pm

Location: Pre-K Academy at West Avenue

3915 West Avenue 78213

For more information, call Alejandra Trejo at (210)407-8623 or email

Kinder Round Up for Incoming Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten and Pre-K Round Up events provide an opportunity for families to visit North East ISD campuses, learn about the program, meet the principal and visit with teachers. The early registration process also gives parents information to help ease the transition into kindergarten and assists the District in planning for enrollment growth and staffing needs. Click here for more information, campuses, and dates/times.

Meet Gaby Mendoza-Family Specialist at East Terrell Hills

Gaby was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to San Antonio with her family at the age of 14. She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. After many years working in different industries, Gaby decided to pursue her childhood dream and true become a teacher! She completed an alternative certification program and began teaching in August of 2005. Gaby taught 2nd, 4th and 5th grade as a Bilingual and Dual Language Teacher for seven years. She was blessed to work closely with the Family Specialist at Olmos Elementary and felt a great admiration for what she did to support the students, their families, and community. She felt her personal and professional experiences made her an ideal candidate for such a position. Gaby has had the pleasure of bridging the gap between families, campus staff and the community at ETH since August 2012. She feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with amazing people, including fellow Family Specialists, ETH staff, families, and community partners for the betterment of all students academic success. She truly enjoys the capacity in which the Family Specialist role allows her to evolve as an educator. She feels a great responsibility and commitment to the ETH community.

Gaby also has a passion and talent for music-she has a beautiful voice and is part of a band. She is the proud single mother of two; Ricky, who recently graduated with a double major from UTSA and an adorable 11 year old, Cristian, who is currently in 5th grade. They are the wind beneath her wings and her constant "why!". Thank you Gaby for your passion to help all families succeed!

18th Annual Family Engagement Training

Keynote speaker and Author of Success is a Process, Not an Event- Mills Carnell Rodgers II shares with us the importance of seeing ourselves as the leader in our own future. Each and every one of us has the capability of helping our children succeed academically.

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend additional breakout sessions such as Adverse Childhood Experiences, For the Love of Math, The Dangers of Vaping, Building Resiliency in Children, The Power of Praise, Healthy Eating on a Budget, and much more.

Date: Friday, Feb. 7

Time: 10am-2:15pm

Location: NEISD Community Learning Center (CLC)

8750 Tesoro Drive 78217

Limited seats left. Register at

Ask your Family Specialist for more details.