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The Parent Connection - Making it a Mindful, Positive Experience | Episode 10

Released Monday, 1st February 2021
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Much has been written about the necessary, sometimes difficult, sometimes lovely, interactions between parents and teachers. These interactions can take the form of organized parent-teacher conferences, phone calls, emails, texts and department meetings. But, regardless of the venue, the meetings can trigger feelings of stress and anxiety in both teacher and parent.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. The Parent Connection can be a positive, fulfilling experience for both teacher and parent if the interactions are approached in a more mindful way. Today’s podcast offers simple, doable tips about how to use what, veteran educator Cindy Schwartz calls - the D.E.A.L. approach.

Diffuse, Empathize, Assure and Love…D.E.A.L.

If you have felt any anticipatory stress and anxiety about meeting with parents, give a listen. D.E.A.L.-ing with your feelings will open the door to a calmer, less stressful and more productive parent connection.

Visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources and to read the transcript of this episode on our blog. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and learn more!


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