By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching
Well, hello again, Miracle Math parents!
Probably like you, my husband and I have our hands full as parents, breadwinners and overseers of our household. We would not be able to get by without our “Village of Support.” Teachers, coaches, family members and other advocates help my daughters become the best learners and human beings they can be. Relying on villagers takes the burden off of my husband and me.
Assembling your own “Village of Support” is important for the well-being of your child. And not any village will do.
Each of your villagers must provide support in one of three ways: 1) Socially, 2) Emotionally and 3) Cognitively. Here are three examples:
Encouragement: Teachers and academic coaches
The adults who are part of our village understand the importance of encouraging our daughters to do their very best. My husband and I have met with their teachers and academic coaches to relay how important we believe encouragement and high expectations are. My children have fairly high self-esteem, and I’m convinced the reason is that we’ve surrounding them with encouraging supporters.
Role Modeling: Individuals whose professions your child aspire to.
Ramiyah wants to be an attorney, and we have introduced her to a few good friends of ours who are in the legal. They know that she wants to make a difference in the world, and they check in with her regularly.
Discipline: Sports coaches.
All my of girls are now running track. And while Ramiyah is not planning to compete at a level to earn scholarships, her track coach pushes her to excel physically and grow mentally through discipline. She’s also learning teamwork. And it’s great that she can see her improvement by competing against others.
Following the team (or village) approach is helpful for your child to succeed. And following a brain-based approach is CRUCIAL for your child to succeed.
You’re lucky that your child already benefits from being part of a brain-based learning system.
There’s no need to worry that we’ll apply a cookie-cutter approach to his or her personal challenges. No two learning plans are alike because no two students are alike.
Thank you for being a part of the Miracle Math Coaching family.