CAN YOU BUILD A KID FOR SCHOOL?
Children develop cognitive, social, and emotional skills in their families.
Students develop these same skills in their schools.
So why do kids behave differently in those environments?
Welcome to the first group that helps parents build school-ready children — from pre-kindergarten through high school.
Parents want to raise capable children, but many parents wish they had a deeper understanding of what goes on at school, and how school affects children’s development.
We’re out to help.
Childbuilding is the first program that focuses specifically on how children grow through school, from the perspectives of school administrators and child development specialists.
Our workshops are for parents, about school. We focus on the developmental skills students hone from early childhood through adolescence, helping parents understand key elements of their children’s growth, and ways schools guide and respond to children’s development.
We talk openly and candidly about how school works; how to normalize behaviors that change as children grow; and how to cope with concerns that can range from routine social jitters to serious problems that parents and schools can address productively together.
Workshops are appropriate for parents of children from grades PK to 12. They are especially suited to parents who feel anxious about what happens at school, parents of children who feel anxious themselves, and parents who want to understand more about the importance of school in their children’s development.
Administrators and teachers: Encourage parents to consider joining the inaugural Childbuilding group. The effort is led by highly experienced educators and a Montgomery County therapist, and focuses on the important work parents can do to support their children in school. It’s a win for everybody!