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Kids Doing Homework

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

partnering with parents

Sessions and Resources open to all school parent communities from MAIS member schools

A multitude of factors go into a child’s success in school. At a minimum, academic success takes dedicated teachers and administrators, adequate resources, and a rich curriculum. Parents, as their child’s first and most important teachers, also play a critical role by supporting their child’s academic life.


To do this key job, parents must know what their children are expected to learn by the end of each academic year. Clear, consistent and rigorous standards are key to increasing student achievement and readiness for college, career, and life. Information to help engage and support student learning will be shared.

Positive Discipline Series

Facilitated by Joy Marchese


Schedule and Descriptions: 


  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 14:00-15:30 CET – Virtual Session concluded recording available unitl March 7

Democracy begins in the home, an introduction to Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is NOT about being a perfect parent. So please let go of that notion. You are a normal parent if:

  • Sometimes you feel good about being a parent.  

  • Sometimes you don’t feel like being a parent at all. 

Every parent wants the golden key to raising well-behaved, successful, happy children. The Positive Discipline philosophy is based on meaningful connection between parent and  child, free from threats, deprivation, punishment, and punitive timeouts. Parents learn how 

to communicate more effectively with their children, understand the reasons for behavior and how to bring out the best in their child (and themselves). Far from a laissez-faire, anything goes, approach, child learn responsibility and take ownership of their life, equipped with character, resilience, and motivation that develop from within. During this session I will give you four practical tools to help you put an end to exhausting power struggles with your children. Less meltdowns. No more guilt. More harmony in your home. 


  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 14:00-15:00 CET - Virtual Session


Effective communication, how to talk so kids will listen

There are many facets to communicating effectively. During this session we will look at  some of the barriers to communication and look at what we can do to improve communication with our kids (and our colleagues). Learn a few tips that will help to solve common problems and build the foundation for stronger relationships. Less nagging.  No more power struggles. More cooperation in your home. 


  • Tuesday, April, 25, 2023 - 14:00-15:00 CET - Virtual Session

Wellbeing in the home: Managing BIG emotions and bringing out the best in your child and yourself!

Stress is one of the most important and natural states of developing good physical and mental health – teaching children to understand the purpose of and dealing effectively with stress is essential to learning how to successfully adapt and to become resilient. In addition, 

learning to identify and express feelings in a positive way helps children develop the skills they need to manage them effectively. Teaching your child to develop emotional literacy so they can talk about their feelings will help them to act in a productive way instead of reacting in a destructive way.

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