Lessons learned from Parents participating in the Effective Students Programs
Rachael was GREAT about giving feedback and positive reinforcement, and was able to keep _____ on track when her mind began to wander during sessions. Her tips for study skills were AMAZING! We really appreciated her willingness to educate us as parents, as well. Rachael was a mentor and coach to us as well, and helped us understand how we can better support _______ and her academic success.
“While driving in the car, much to my surprise, my 7th grader pulled out his planner and began to make entries. I don’t know what they were but I was amazed!
Shortly after, the song Hemorrhage by Fuel came on the radio. When I told him what the word meant, he noted that his brain may have hemorrhaged recently from all of the recent activity :)”
“I learned that kids do not understand time. I learned how to help them to keep them from procrastinating!”
“We had our conference with N’s teachers yesterday and it was SPECTACULAR!! N’s teacher said, ‘His tests are perfect. He always volunteers and helps other students. N is participating, putting in effort, his work is getting turned in. He is taking feedback and implementing it into his assignments. He checks his email. We wish all the students had a coach! He is engaged, happy, and confident.’ I know N is putting in the work but truly this would not have been possible without you. My brilliant, HAPPY, confident child is back. THANK YOU.”
“This class has been a wakeup call to what it really takes to work smarter both for kids and parents. I recommend both classes. This has given my son some real handles to grab onto and me as well.”
“There were several light bulb moments that were so basic – but shockingly helpful! The things I learned I really wish I had learned in 6th grade. My academic career would’ve been completely different. I had no clue how to study or how to help my son study and now I can.
“This course has been eye-opening. Rachael Barron taught me concrete steps to take in order to help our whole family get organized. Quite frankly, I wish I could have taken her course in 1981 as a middle schooler! She is a wonderful resource for helping my children build organizational skills that schools don’t teach – but expect children to know!”