330: What should kids be learning during the pandemic?

FYI if you want some company, some learning, and some stories, join the WTOO Book Club! During our first meeting I am sharing about a truly low point in my own parenting, and asking the question “how do we come back from crummy parenting moments? Join us Wednesday, May 13 at 9 PM EST – click weturnedoutokay.com/weekly to get the link to the meeting! Hope to see you there : )

I am so excited to bring you this conversation today, which will be so helpful as these weeks of confinement and social distancing spool out…
Today I get to share my conversation with Terry Louison. Terry is an educator, a self-directed learner, and the program director for Baystate Learning Center (morethanjustaschool.com) – the school my son goes to!

During our conversation you will learn:
– What’s most important for kids to be learning right now, during the pandemic
– Why that learning doesn’t have to be stressful, for you or your child
– Concrete ideas taken from Terry’s own curriculum and plans for virtual teaching

Join us!

Terry’s presentation is one of many from OkayCon 2020, the Free Virtual Summit I recently wrapped up! Go to weturnedoutokay.com/OkayCon2020 for all the presentations!

Also: go to weturnedoutokay.com/330 to watch Terry’s video presentation.

Hope you are staying well and safe during the pandemic.
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329.5: What is working right now in getting you through this pandemic

WTOO Book Club – Starting Wednesday, May 13 at 8 PM EST we are doing a chapter-by-chapter weekly read of Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics. We will learn to get good behavior from kiddos, share some stories, and spend some time each week together. If that sounds good to you, Click here to join the WTOO Book Club!

 

Working closely with parents of young children during this pandemic, I’ve seen so many examples of bad behavior:

– Kids smearing peanut butter on walls, dumping vinegar in beds, destroying furniture
– Kids pulling pets’ tales, chasing them with scooters, threatening the pets, and their own safety (when the animals retaliate)
– Kids getting overly clingy, going back and forth in terms of emotions between overexcited and happy, to abjectly despairing and melting down
– Kids reverting from potty training, showing immature behaviors that hadn’t been seen for weeks or months or years
– Kids unable to control their rage and angry feelings

And it’s not only kids reacting to the situation with heightened emotions. We are doing it too!

The questions I hear from the people I work most closely with: “I feel so lost. How do I live through this? What do I DO?”

This presentation comes directly from the solutions these parents have found. I am excited to bring them to you!

Today I share 7 things you can do to feel better – these are the ways I’m seeing parents use successfully to LIVE in this right now, as opposed to just living through this.
Click weturnedoutokay.com/329 to read the cheat sheet of these steps.

We will get through this together!

In previous episodes I’ve mentioned how appreciative I am of my town’s weekday Emergency Meetings which they post in YouTube. This past week I was invited on the show! (Click here to view!)
I talk about how to get kids to wear masks, what to do when you are absolutely at your wit’s end, and more. I’m posting it in here because I hope it will be helpful for you, even if you do not live in my town <3

Free Help for Parents in the Pandemic – in April 2020 I created the OkayCon Free Virtual Summit, 10 conversations with experts in fields of crucial importance to you right now (kids’ behavior, finances, finding a job, home security, and lots more). These conversations are all available for free, for ever, at this link. I hope the Virtual Summit is helpful for you!

328: “What should I do with my stimulus check?” – Money Expert Raeshal Solomon joins me today!

FYI: I am starting a WTOO book club, a chapter-by-chapter read of my parenting books! If you want to learn to get good behavior from your kiddos, and share some stories, and spend some time each week with me, you can do that starting in May : )
Click here to buy Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics, the book we’ll start with, so you can get reading!

I am so excited to bring you this conversation, with returning champion, mom, and money expert Raeshal Solomon of mylittlebanker.com!
Raeshal knows so much about money and getting out of debt – firsthand; in our first WTOO conversation, in episode 215, she shares how she successfully got herself out of debt.

In our conversation (recorded for OkayCon 2020, the Free Virtual Summit taking place during April 2020; go to OkayCon.com to check out all the presentations!) Raeshal shares:
– 6 steps you can take to get your finances under control, during and after the pandemic
– How (and why) to “take the emotion out of money”
– What you actually should do with your stimulus check

This is a wonderful and extremely helpful conversation.
Join us!
(Go to weturnedoutokay.com/328 for links and Raeshal’s 6 steps outlined : )

I believe that challenging times call for dramatic measures. So I’m upping the WTOO game!

Free Parenting Advice – Click the following link to sign up for my Free Newsletter, where each week you’ll get tons of advice and ideas for parenting through the Covid-19 crisis:
weturnedoutokay.com/weekly

Parenting Support Every Step of the Way – We’re facing one of the most challenging times of our lives. Like me you are probably feeling all kinds of fear, anxiety, and worry right now.

Besides which, you are also likely sheltering in place with kids – whose behavior is leaving a lot to be desired at the moment!

That’s why I’ve got special help for you during (and beyond) the Pandemic.

For a limited time, I am offering NPC membership at a special rate: $1 for your first month, and then the Friends & Family Monthly Rate, 25% off standard membership : )

So you can get the help and support you need during this crisis, click the link below:
weturnedoutokay.com/joinNPC
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What is working for parents right now? (Also weekly goals and how they are helping me in the pandemic)

Happy Monday!

Read about Day 9 of OkayCon 2020 just below – first

In case you’re struggling to keep track of what day of the week it is… Today and every Monday while we are all spending so much more time at home and out of our normal routine I’m sharing something that always keeps me on track: my weekly intentions.

Each week I determine what I’m going to focus on on a Monday, and then on Friday I look back at how I did.

And during the pandemic I’m bringing you in on that process!

Here’s what I focused on last week:

1. To do strength training twice.
I gritted my teeth through every moment, but I did it! Strength training times two.
And as predicted it did make everything else easier… Stronger muscles mean fewer aches and pains, better endurance, and so much else. So I’m pleased that I did it!

2. To feel healthy enough in my arms and hands to do some knitting.
This one makes my heart sing, I was able to knit 3 times this week!
(Probably because I did the strength training twice lol)

3. To celebrate even the smallest of victories.
This was a week with some backsliding in terms of feeling in control of my food intake. What got me through it? Celebrating the small victories, like the day when I chose fruit as a sweet finish to a meal, rather than something with (lots) more calories.

Plus it was fun to celebrate successes with the members of our Ninja Parenting Community! (Members click here to read all the latest success stories – and click the link below for this week’s “Happy-in-Place” module:
https://weturnedoutokay.com/forums/topic/week-2-a-simple-way-to-start-fixing-what-is-bothering-you-most/)

If you’re not yet a member, click here to find out about the Friends & Family membership rate that I’m offering for a limited time.

This week’s goals:
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“What kids are learning” for Day 7 of OkayCon 2020! (Plus super helpful Weekly Intentions : )

Happy Monday!

Read about Day 7 of OkayCon 2020 just below – first

In case you’re struggling to keep track of what day of the week it is… Today and every Monday while we are all spending so much more time at home and out of our normal routine I’m sharing something that always keeps me on track: my weekly intentions.

Each week I determine what I’m going to focus on on a Monday, and then on Friday I look back at how I did.
And during the pandemic I’m bringing you in on that process!

Here’s what I focused on last week:

1. To take 4 walks.
– Check! I did this : )
2. To celebrate my birthday.
It really was a great birthday, with a social-distance walk with some of my closest friends, a birthday cake made for me by Ben and our youngest, and an absolutely awesome kick off to the NPC challenge! (More on that just below : )
3. To kick off the “Happy – (Not-Just-Sheltering) – in Place” NPC challenge.
NPC members, I am humbled by your spirit and all that you’re doing to help your children through this time.
Click the link below for the wonderful kickoff of this challenge:
https://weturnedoutokay.com/forums/topic/happy-not-just-sheltering-in-place-npc-live-call-for-4-16-20/
(Fairly early on in the call we get to hear my parents sing me Happy Birthday… At first I was embarrassed, but it was super cute : )

If you’re not yet a member, click here to find out about the Friends & Family membership rate that I’m offering for a limited time.

This week’s goals: Continue reading ““What kids are learning” for Day 7 of OkayCon 2020! (Plus super helpful Weekly Intentions : )”