24 minutes | Jan 26, 2021

I'm Bad: 6 unique ways to make virtual school work for you

In this episode of The Parenting Cipher, Genie reflects on and reframes what she has learned during virtual school in 2020. If you’re finding yourself tired of virtual school (you’re not alone!), this is the episode to refresh you and equip you with new strategies moving forward with your child’s education, including areas such as motivation, IEP goals, social workers, and compensatory education. Genie shares six great tips, with her stories along the way, of how you can best approach and actually take advantage of virtual learning in this episode of The Parenting Cipher. Genie DawkinsHost of The Parenting Cipher, Genie Dawkins is a single mother of four and has over 25 years of being a parent advocate of special needs children. In addition to obtaining her Certification in Integrative Health Coaching, Lateefa holds an M.S. in Non-Profit Management and a B.S. in Social Sciences. Genie is the best-selling author of two books “Not My Child: Navigating Your Child’s Learning Difficulties with IEP’s and Education Resources” and a recent release “The Joyful Family Planner”. As an educational advocacy specialist, her mission is to help parents achieve a balanced life and overcome inevitable challenges both at school and home in a way that empowers parents and children.Insight from this episode:Tips for interacting with teachers, administration, and social workers, even when you disagree. Details on fostering independence in your child when it sometimes seems easier to do things for them ourselves. Questions to ask yourself, like: Is your state and school providing all the services that your child is entitled to even in virtual learning? Strategies for setting and working towards SMART goals for your child, your family, and yourself.   Quotes from the show:“If they’re doing that during virtual when they know you’re around, what will they be doing in the classroom? So this is a moment we get to check in with the things we have observed during virtual and be prepared to take them into the real school setting where we can’t be there the whole time.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #3  “Are we supporting our children or are we doing it for them?” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #3 “Just pay attention to conversations that you’re having with people who are giving and providing services to your child… It’s always about the paper and your notes. It’s always that way.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #3 “What’s everyone doing as a family to stay sane?” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #3 “When we step into these spaces where we are not sure of ourselves or how much we know, that’s that “I’m bad” space.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #3 Resources MentionedThe Joyful Family PlannerGenie’s How to Implement IEPs Remotely Presentation  Stay Connected:Genie DawkinsWebsite: Genie DawkinsTwitter: @genie49317Facebook: Genie DawkinsInstagram: @geniedawkinsLinkedIn: Genie Dawkins The Parenting CipherWebsite: The Parenting CipherPatreon: The Parenting CipherItunes: The Parenting CipherSpotify: The Parenting CipherTwitter: @ParentingCipherFacebook: @PcipherInstagram: @theparentingcipherYoutube: The Parenting Cipher Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-parenting-cipher. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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