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You’re not always going to be the best parent because you can’t train for this. There are no top scores to beat. For each of us, one day’s “best” is different from another day’s. Today’s best might be a home-cooked meal and tomorrow’s could be fast food in the car on the way to dance lessons. “Best” is a moving target. It’s a fast ball whizzing toward you ten times a day. All that matters is that you keep swinging. -Parents Magazine
ICYMI- Here is a recording from our presentation The Well-Balanced Student Presentation with Laura Easley and Drew Schrader from Challenge Success, hosted by the APC Parent Education committee. It will be available for 60 days for your review.
Tuesday, Feb 1 from 7 to 9pm online MVLA Parent Speaker Series will be hosting Rosetta Lee who will present Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors. Rosetta Lee says that in over a decade of conducting training she mostly encounters people with a desire to do good. They want to be inclusive, kind, and fair. The problem comes when they have to evaluate how perceptive and fair-minded they actually are. She explains that the human mind takes in millions of pieces of information at any moment, but cannot actively process all of it, so it ends up taking mental shortcuts. The brain also makes assumptions based on certain associations, which can lead to biases. Rosetta illustrates and explains twenty different cognitive biases that mess with our decision making and behavior. Register for this free event here.
Finally, if your teen is struggling with academics or feeling down or frustrated about school, don’t forget to connect with our Counselors, our Nurse, and our Wellness Center. Feel free to reach out and connect with us with ideas for future topics, shareable resources, or thoughts at