What do Kids Hear When Teachers Say “Good, but More”?

With the start of school, I’m thinking about learning.  Specifically about helping my children learn at their best.

So, I’m applying lessons learned last year in my role as PTA Mom and tutor to kids with difficulty:

To elaborate on teachers’ expectations

Word of the Month: Elaborate

In Paris, school begins next week, the first Tuesday of September.  Although école does conjure up images of friends, I mostly think of classes, homework, and the recurring feedback teachers give children:   “Approfondir!” Elaborate!

What does "elaborate" really mean? 

Who’s job is it to elaborate?  Just the students...or teachers and parents as well?

Where else does the concept apply?  At work?  At home? 

Love by Allowing Kids to Fail…and Find Their Own Solutions... Without Mom and Dad Getting on Their Back

Today I received a huge “I know you love me, Mom,” from my 20 year old son. 

Nothing gushy-wooshy about it.  I allowed him to do things his way:  first to get himself into an awkward mess and then to find his own solution out of it. 

He expressed thanks for my confidence in him.

Have Fun Love Creatively Make Life Easier Grow Wiser Celebrate!