The critical role of dads in making decisions about their children’s education
Father’s Day always heightens our awareness and appreciation of dads, and the important role they play in family life. It’s easy to forget that areas many consider to be a mother’s domain are often also very important to fathers. Education is one such area where dads play a critical role in the decision-making process.
Like moms, dads want their kids to excel at school, but the school environment doesn’t always work for every kid. And for those kids who might get lost in the regular school system, unique programs can help them develop the tools to learn better – all in a caring environment. But don’t just take our word for it…
Two dads weigh in on the education issue
This father talks about some of the initial family pushbacks on making the shift to the Eaton Arrowsmith program but how enrolling his son was worth it. His son feels safe and feels confident and cared for. And he’s learning too!
This year has been amazing … he’s confident, he has friends and he has the tools to read and organize himself.
This dad was worried his daughter would be crushed in the regular school system and needed learning help. He was won over by the Eaton Arrowsmith philosophy of helping her develop cognitively so she could learn how to learn at her own pace. Her frustration is down, and she’s proud of her achievements.
The light is back in her eyes.
Want to learn more? Attend one of Eaton Arrowsmith’s School Tours.
This post is sponsored by one of our community builders, Eaton Arrowsmith
At Eaton Arrowsmith, we teach our students a series of exercises to help them strengthen their brains and address the cognitive weaknesses that cause their specific learning difficulties. We operate on the principle of neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to be strengthened over time with targeted training. This sets us apart from other learning intervention programs. www.eatonarrowsmith.com
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).