Our New Normal

Life is busy and finding time to help your child with school assignments can be challenging.  As parents, we often become task-oriented and try to get through our to-do list as efficiently as possible. Connecting with your child before diving into school assignments can help children feel loved, valued, and understood.   

This article by Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, Marcilie Smith Boyle, reviews easy ways to connect with children.


 • Elementary students – Hug or sit close by your child. Studies have proven that Humans were built for physical connection.

 • Secondary students – Ask for one concern, one hope, and one joke BEFORE asking if their homework is done. Show them that you care about how they are doing.

 • Adults- Talk with someone you care about what you are thinking about or how you are feeling. This connection will boost your immune system!