Short Video for Parents About Separation Anxiety

This is the season of beginnings for many: whether it is a new classroom, new schedule, new teacher. Remember that for our littlest ones, any separation feels like a dangerous situation. This is developmentally appropriate: our species has survived because of this response!

In this video, Grace Fleming and I discuss some of the ways to make a separation less challenging.

Separation Anxiety Tools for Parents

 

 

Laura Minnigerode: Teaching Portfolio

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Letter of Interest

Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is one of deep respect for learners and great value of process. I know that play and connection help us think more clearly, and I strive to bring experimentation and fun into the learning experience. My goal is to be an excited and interested adult who follows the lead of learners, helping them explore more and get more from their experiences. Some of my teaching heroes are Nancie Atwell and Seymour Papert, and my ideal classroom would be mostly outdoors.

This blog, Listening for Good, contains other information about some of my work with teachers and parents.

Some examples of student project work, book + cooking club:

Top row: Learning about the concept of smorgasbord, in connection with the book Snow Treasure. Bottom left and center: Breakfast dishes featuring mangoes and avocado, at a book club meeting for the book Hello, Universe. Bottom right: Homemade Thousand Island dressing, created as a unit study of foods from the 1930s. (Book was Mr. Popper’s Penguins).

Please visit gingerpiecooking.com for more cooking projects.

Student outdoor learning:

 

 

Left: Loose parts at Toybrary, Right: Stringing popcorn and cranberries and decorating trees, winter camp at the Barton Creek greenbelt.

Podcast on tickling

It might sound odd at first to suggest re-thinking the practice of tickling. Kids laugh when you tickle, right, so they must like it? Not necessarily. There is an element of losing control over your response in tickling that we don’t consider; possibly because it is such a tradition. I wholeheartedly advocate for examining the tradition of tickling (and the feelings that come up in response to questioning it!). This podcast is a great way to start. Podcast on tickling

Live, on Facebook: 3 Part Series for Parents of Babies

Join Grace Fleming and me for this 3 part Facebook Lives series focused on babies. We will talk about some tools to help you to stay present and respond to your babies tears, how playful interactions can help your baby, and give you a tool to help ease separation anxiety.

After the event, the recordings of the videos can be found on the Hand in Hand Parenting Facebook page or Hand in Hand Parenting’s Youtube channel the following day.

I’d also love to receive topics or questions in advance- comment here!

8-8:30 PM central on Hand in Hand Parenting’s Facebook page

May 15 – Responding to Your Baby’s Tears

May 22 – Playful Interaction with Your Baby

May 29 – A Tool for Easing Separation Anxiety

Parenting for empathy class

Please join me on March 25 to talk about some very concrete ways to parent for empathy. In this 2 hour class, we’ll talk about what’s going on when our little ones melt down, and how to get back on track. Behavior is information and when we are able to take care of our own emotional wellbeing, we can see what’s going on behind the behavior. In this supportive class, we’ll try out some tools for listening and responding to big feelings. You’ll leave with more support for the hard and incredibly important work of parenting.

Laura Minnigerode is a certified Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, and parent of 3 teenagers. This class introduces the powerful Parenting by Connection tools: connected approaches that make parenting feel easier.

Tickets are $35 per person, couple/$50. Babies are welcome! Please contact me if you have questions, I would love to talk!

 

Sun, March 25, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Toybrary Austin

2001 Justin Lane

Austin, TX 78757
Laura

512-350-2815

 

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