Think you can't improve your child's skills?
You're in for a pleasant surprise!
Jennifer Little, Ph.D., of Parents Teach Kids partners with adults to reverse children's deteriorating academics and/or behaviors. We want all children to take advantage of life-enhancing opportunities as they become available.
Giving parents and children hope for present and future academic and social success, Parents Teach Kids supports parents to improve their own skills, so they can simultaneously improve their children's skills. Working closely together, parents and children then strengthen the family bonds and relationships.
Parents Teach Kids focuses on the strengths of both parents and their children in a four-step process: assessment, analysis, prioritization, and instruction. This way we share techniques proven successful over decades. Coaching adults builds the supportive relationship to eliminate paying for tutoring or interventions blocking academic and social success.
Does the following describe you? If so, we are a good match for you.
- You know that parenting is the most important job.
- You are committed.
- You have high expectations.
- You are concerned about children’s academic performance and/or behaviors.
- You are willing to invest your time and energy.
- You desire a close, positive, lifetime bond with children.
- You want to do what is right and best for children.
- You are uncertain as to how to change the current situation.
- You want to improve your community and schools.
Which type of student is your child?
Parents can help prevent problems or improve their child's reading and academic performance in school. Students generally fall into three groups:
- Those who easily succeed in school. Highly motivated, they learn to read early and do complex mathematics and generally enjoy school. Parents, teachers and other students often praise them for being "smart".
- Those who need a little extra help or support. Schools may or may not help them, they may find an older student or a friend to help them, or may accept that they will earn Cs and Ds, no matter what they do. Friends usually become more important than their work or grades. Parents, teachers and other students consider them to be "average" students. Few of these students achieve to their full potential in school.
- Those who need intensive help or support. These students usually make little, if any, progress in school. Parents and teachers become concerned about their progress or skills. Other students may call them "slow" or other names associated with being unable to learn. Sometimes these students receive special education services without understanding why. These students want to be like the others; no matter how hard they try, they cannot keep up with the rest of their class.