Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Home-schooling, is it for you?

educationSome parents have asked me if homeschooling is worth the plunge, especially for a child with mental health or behavioral problems and special needs. I often say “yes” because many children thrive better at home with multiple extracurricular activities and structure. I was one of them! Homeschooling can be a wonderful endeavor with or without money. Support is utopia, but if you don’t have that, you can still homeschool. It doesn’t take a lot of money or even time to homeschool. When you give your life to your child through home-education, you dictate the schedule, the regimen, the way your school year is going to go.

 

The problem is often that parents are fearful that they will have to follow the schedule of the schools, contend with school districts, and worry about teaching their children every single subject. But the wonderful gift of home-schooling is that many school districts must legally help you with tools and resources, can direct you to certified education evaluators who can determine if you are one the right track in your teaching, and provide testing materials. Of course, your child’s home education will look different from mainstream school, but that is the point! You don’t necessarily want your child to have the same education as public school, you want your child to learn at their own pace, develop in their own way, and pursue their strengths. Mainstream public education does not allow this because every child is held in grades associated with their age, not their ability.

 

To read more about this topic and what my insights are, find out more here: http://www.montrealfamilies.ca/Montreal-Families/October-2013/Is-homeschooling-right-for-my-family/ 

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As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

Please check www.anchoredinknowledge.com (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredchild.

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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