with Love and Logic©
Parent Education Purpose
Our Parent Education program provides families valuable information on child development and parenting techniques. It also strengthens families and communities and is an important focus of our co-op philosophy. Parent Ed meetings are a time when parents can share concerns and experiences and provide a supportive environment for one another. Our Parent Education facilitator is also available for both informal and private consultation with teachers and parents to help families with specific concerns. Occasionally, our teachers will review our classroom policies and expectations at these meetings to help ensure our school runs safely and effectively. Please visit our Calendar for these important dates.
Parent Education Meetings
We are excited to share with our families that we will be offering a series of Love and Logic© classes. This 6 week seminar session "Parenting the Love and Logic Way" will be divided into monthly meetings throughout the school year where parents will have an opportunity to engage in discussion and ask questions to our teachers and Parent Educator.
Through this series of Love and Logic© classes, parents will build on a toolset of skills that allow them to:
- help their children make good choices
- develop positive relationships through loving communication
- learn how to set and enforce boundaries
- allow children to make mistakes
- help children stay calm with their big emotions
Many behavioral challenges are also addressed at parent meetings, including potty training, picky eaters, and sibling dynamics. For our younger classes (Hummingbirds and Sparrows) additional parent education support is available during class with informal discussion time in a separate meeting room that is attached to the classroom. These informal meetings range in a variety of parenting topics that parents can choose from and coincide with informative handouts.
Meet Our Parent Educator
Judy Lewis is a Love and Logic© Parent Facilitator and mother of 5 children. She lives locally in Kent, with her husband of 30 years and has a blended family with an age span of 21 years between her youngest and oldest child. Judy has personally experienced the effectiveness of using Love and Logic© techniques with raising her own children, and now continues to actively implement these valuable tools with her 8 grandchildren! With a background as a paraeducator and administrative assistant, she passionately supports schools and teachers in all aspects. In October of 2005, Judy became certified through the Love and Logic© Institute in Golden, Colorado, where she received training directly from the founders of this renowned program. For more information about Love and Logic© please visit: www.loveandlogic.com