Episode 63: When Your Kid is Having Trouble Remembering School Tasks with Randi Z
EPISODE 63 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Your Kid is Having Trouble Remembering School Tasks with Randi Z
Randi Z is a mother to a 10 and a half year old boy who has been struggling with remembering certain tasks required by his teacher. Randi recently learned that her son’s homework hasn’t been accounted for over the past few weeks because he has been forgetting to get his homework signed off at home. Randi wonders what are the appropriate expectations around accountability and how best to handle them. She worries about what this means for her son’s future and where SHE slipped up in the equation.
On today’s episode we dive into our perspective and strategies around raising a self-reliant kid. We discuss how it’s not your responsibility as a parent to remember your kid’s tasks but there are ways that you can help them help themselves. By joining forces as a team and tackling issues together, your kid not only feels supported but they get to practice the life long skill of problem solving.
“He’s only going to be in 5th grade. That’s the first message to keep reminding yourself. The second message is you’re going to help him throughout the year learn a life skill. And those take time. And they take a little effort. And they take trial and error. The more relaxed you go into this whole thing the better, for you and for him. It shouldn't be a conflict thing.” - Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- Tips for validating and non-judgemental communication that reminds your child that you support them and you’re on their team.
- Specific tools for helping your kid become more self-reliant and responsible.
- Why punishment isn’t the answer and why you should focus on empathy and patience for the learning process.
- Tips for supportive and productive communication with teachers regarding their concerns.
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