Soccer Season is in full swing and Brooklyn is loving it! She has grown up so much this past year!
Her reading, academics, and soccer skills have really taken off.
Every child is so different and truly develops at their own pace.
I’ve been helping out every Friday afternoon in her classroom and am so thankful I can be involved.
SO important that kids have an attached parent… no matter their age.
I am applying to Portland State Masters in Social Work Program and on my application have to write
about a social problem…there are obviously soooo many but one I am particularity passionate about is, Attachments.
Kids need those attachments sooo desperately with either a parent or other mature adult involved in their life.
Loved this book about the issue especially
“Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers” by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Maté, M.D.
my happy soccer girl
Before I forget, since I don’t ever want to forget
In class these past 2 weeks Brooklyn has been learning all about the brain
Like her brother she loves Science and has been soaking up everything being taught.
She comes home and Tells me everything she has been learning…I love it!
The other day after soccer practice, I asked her to remind me of what we needed from the store.
She replies “ No problem mom, I have complete access to my short term memory right now, it’s right in my frontal cortex.”
She also likes to bombard me with question’s all about the brain
“ So mom, when I use my left hand, what part of my brain am I using?”
She is not asking the questions because she does not know the answer.
She is asking the question to Teach ME the answer.
Love her and her enthusiasm for learning.
Ethan is such an amazing student and learning comes so easily for him. He is a Math genius.
He has started attending youth group and seems to really enjoy it!
He comes with me to Brooklyn’s soccer practices and helps some of the other moms with their younger boys.
These little boys follow him around like the fearless leader he is.
Ethan loves it and is genuinely soo good with them. He is better than me, much better!
The mom always thank him profusely and Ethan is so happy to help.
The responsibility is so good for him!