How Practitioners Can Help Families Support Self-Regulation

Self-regulation: the act of managing thoughts and feelings to enable goal-directed actions. The development of self-regulation begins at birth and continues into young adulthood and beyond. The home environment including a child’s relationship with their parents and primary caregivers, is the biggest influence on a child’s ability to develop self-regulation skills.Home visiting professionals have a […]

How You Can Ensure That Your Child Isn’t Treated Like A Number at School

Nobody wants to be just another face in the crowd. We all wish to be acknowledged, considered and seen as a unique individual among the other faces. So, how do parents ensure that their child isn’t regarded as just another face in the crowded classroom? When we are treated as a number, not a person, […]

For Parents of Children of Color When Called to Your Child’s School

This is meant to encourage you to engage with your child’s school, especially your child’s teachers. It is well known that there are so many things that can go wrong in life and for your children, it begins at home, with you and what they receive from you. How you speak to them, discipline them, […]

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing!”

There is something we don’t learn in school. No one at all; in if so, in few learning environments! I was fortunate as a little girl, in that I did learn this, although not in school. Maybe its because my mother was an activist or maybe because my family was keenly aware of the ‘struggle’ […]