The less you respond to rude, critical, and argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
There is a special part of our brain that is responsible for executive function skills. These skills include our ability to organize, plan ahead, and especially important in this day and age of COVID-19 . . . our ability to sense danger. The problem is that this all takes place in the prefrontal cortex and this area of the brain does not fully develop until we are well into our 20’s.
Therefore children and teens may not sense COVID-19 danger and choose not to social distance. It is up to us as responsible parents to monitor and keep our kids safe. We need to make sure our teens are following social distancing. It is your responsibility as a parent to make sure they follow the rules even when they are out in public places like a field, playground, or hanging out with their friends.
If you watch a news channel, you will notice that every 30 minutes you will see “Breaking News” that looks and sounds just like the “Breaking News” from 30 minutes before. Listening to the same type of hype over and over is not helpful. It will only cause fear and hysteria. They are only reporting the bad while ignoring the good to fit their narrative. Similarly watching the stock market hysteria is not helpful. The market will go up and it will go down. Instead of watching 24 hours a day of panic, you need to go on with your life.
In 1940, England was being bombed 57 consecutive nights by Nazi Germany. Every night the Brits waited for the air raid sirens. Each night they hid in fear. Then the next morning came and sun rose out into the sky. After a morning damage assessment, they went on with their lives.
It makes it a lot easier to go on with your life when you surround yourself with positive people. We all know people who look at the glass as half empty instead of half full. Now is not the time to get dragged into their anxiety. Social distancing may the perfect antidote to remain positive and filter out the negativity. If you see these “the sky is falling” people on TV, turn the channel. Too many fake news commentators now predict the end of the world and the permanent collapse of the stock markets. They have been wrong at least since 1940 England. They remain wrong today.
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Many false steps are made by standing still.
Some students need time to play or relax right after school as they mentally burn out. Others students prefer get to their homework right away as they can remain focused and want to finish so they can have the rest of their evening to themselves. For this reason, Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutors are available as soon as school ends and up to 11:00 PM every day. It is important to allow students the ability to do their homework once they are mentally ready to do so as long as enough time is allotted to complete all assignments.
The written teacher evaluation and classroom observation information will help clarify the potential causes of a child’s difficulty in the classroom. In order to help a child, the teacher and the parents must consider many possible causes for the student’s difficulty. Without a careful evaluation, a child may be inappropriately labeled as a “behavior problem” or “special needs”.
A teacher may notify a parent that there are issues a student needs to address in the classroom. This could include lack of focus, silliness or emotional distress. Sometimes the teacher may be right as there could be classroom bullies or the teacher themselves may be causing problems for your student. In order to find out the exact cause of your student’s problems, a classroom observation by someone other than the teacher is important. Students can benefit from being closely observed in the classroom due to the information collected that would otherwise remain unknown. One important thing to remember is that the teacher must never be allowed to do this observation.
Why can’t the teacher be allowed to conduct the observation? There are two reasons why. Can you guess? Check back tomorrow for the surprising answers!
Many parents are notified that there student has issues in the classroom that must be addressed. One major tool at your disposal is the written teacher evaluation. A written teacher evaluation describes specific behaviors and academic performance. The purpose of this evaluation is to pinpoint areas where a student is having problems and areas of strength.
Tomorrow we will look at what must be considered when evaluating.