Taking the battle out of homework time.
There is a struggle sweeping through families. We’d like to help.
You might be familiar with the nuclear force called, “homework” that obliterates happiness and peace during family time each evening? It tends to rob families of the much needed bonding, recharging, and reconnecting time. Parents become angry and helpless. Kids feel misunderstood and hopeless.
I used to think that homework was the enemy….
now I believe it is the opportunity.
The Accountability Coaching Program aims to increase the support and self-reliance of struggling learners, as well as redefine the parent’s role away from homework czar towards strategic supporter.
One of the primary resources of struggle, centers on the challenges associated with executive function deficits. Let’s start there. Dr. Russell Barkley explains that kids with failed executive functioning need more accountability, not less. (Click here for a great video on that)
Consequences don’t seem to work, lectures aren’t heard, and doing it for them is certainly not accountability. So, what does a parent do? This is where we come in.
You become empowered to…
- Be accountable to themselves first by setting targets and intentions, embracing mistakes, and monitoring their own systems.
- Coordinate their own education – talking to teachers, setting up systems, tracking their own assignments, and discovering their own unique accomodations.
- Advocate and explain their struggle without self-critical language.
- Use their resources (parents, teachers, classmates, etc.)
Parent’s become masters at…
- Role-modeling for self-improvement, and becoming fertile ground to support growth.
- “Reading” behaviors and responding with strategies that refuel hope, grit, and ambition.
- Being an effective force of empowerment and encouragement that ignites initiative and ambition.
- Being a source of much needed unconditional love.