your secret to kindergarten success

clarifying kindergarten readiness and equipping parents & kids for a strong kindergarten year

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Back-talking happens, but it doesn’t have to. AND I’m a firm believer that once you know how to navigate it, it should never be allowed. I’m guessing you also would like for it to never happen, too, so let’s get to the how-to, shall we?

Feelings, Listening

January 25, 2022

4 phrases to nix back-talking immediately

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Can you picture 25 five year olds sitting still in silence for 10 minutes? No? Keep reading  ⬇️ Arrival Every day, the kids would walk in every day feeling allll sorts of feels. Have you ever been inside a school at arrival? It’s stressful!! Especially for the itty bitty kindergarteners. Kids are loud, pushing, teasing, […]

Relationship Builders, Time Savers

November 30, 2021

One Simple Hack for a Smooth Day

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Holiday chaos is here and your kids are GREAT reflectors. With one simple shift, we can change how the next couple of months go. 

Behavior Basics

November 9, 2021

1 way to keep the whining at bay

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You’ve given instructions to your child and they’re not budging. Now what?? It’s so easy to revert back to old habits and patterns. I’m here to help you break out of the old habits and stay strong in your new ones.

Behavior Basics

October 26, 2021

What to do When Your Child Ignores Your Instructions

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As a kindergarten teacher, I figured out how to break this cycle and I’m sharing my hack with you!

Behavior Basics

October 19, 2021

Break the Cycle of Repeating Yourself

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“Just make it fun and the kids will enjoy it!” — Uhh great, thanks, I already knew that. HOW do I make it fun?? Here’s my hack…

Behavior Basics, Time Savers, Uncategorized

October 5, 2021

5 Ways to Make Clean Up Fun

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Do you want your child to need approval from the teacher or peers to determine if they did “good enough”? Do you want your child to only care about outside approval? Do you want your child to need the approval of their peers and later on, their boss?
Or would you rather your child to reflect on their work to see if they did their best?

School Success

September 14, 2021

3 Ways to Build Independence, Self-Confidence & Self-Awareness in Your Child

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I’m a firm believer that part of the reason we’re all so tired is because we give away our energy at the wrong times. Your time and energy are precious! If you’re here on my blog, chances are you’re a parent or a teacher which means you’re asked 5 million questions per day and are […]

Life

September 7, 2021

WHY ARE WE SO DANG TIRED?

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Why is it so difficult for kids to wait? You might not like what I say at first… we’re saying the wrong words! I have a simple solution for you. Get ready to have your kids waiting like champs. When we tell them “I’m busy right now, wait please” all they hear is you’re not […]

Relationship Building, Time Savers

August 24, 2021

How do I get my kid to wait patiently??

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Working from home while the kids are going to school at home makes for a lot of time at home and not a lot of time to yourself. To help both yourself and your kids – incorporate a “quiet time” into everyone’s schedule.

Teacher Tips

October 18, 2020

How to get some (quiet) time to yourself.

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