Welcome to the Straight Up parenting podcast “From the experts desk” episode. Our topic today is relevant to most of us parents. Are you a helicopter parent? How do you draw the line between being an involved parent versus being a helicopter parent. Today, we are getting the perspective of our experts. We meet, discuss and understand from those that work with our kids closely. Our school counselors, who give us their professional take on helicopter parenting and why it is so detrimental for a wholesome childhood. With a no bars held conversation, learn why it is ok for your child to get an occasional B or a C…and how conflict resolution is a critical life skill our children may fail to develop!
Our esteemed guests today are Mrs. Mariolga Parra, Ms. Anne Novak and Ms. Sharon Proba.
Mrs. Mariolga Parra, the Assistant Principal at Commonwealth Elementary School. Mrs. Mariolga Parra has lived in Venezuela and England. After graduating Cum Laude as a speech therapist she has worked with children in schools for 17 years. She has also worked in an early childhood center as an ESL teacher for a couple of years, that’s where she fell in love with teaching.
After relocating to Texas in 2007, she decided to become a full time teacher. She has worked with students from pre-k to 8th grade at a public Charter Schools for seven years, first as a bilingual teacher, then as a special-education teacher, and later serving as the Special Education Director for the Charter. During this period of time, she completed a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston.
Mrs. Parra has served as the Assistant Principal at Juan Seguin Elementary and helped the school thrive through the hardship suffered after flooding during Harvey. And now we are excited to have her here at Commonwealth Elementary as the Assistant Principal.
Learn more about Public Schools on Ms. Parra’s blog – http://mariolgaparra.blogspot.com/
Our school counselors today are Ms. Anne Novak and Ms. Sharon Proba, they are both Professional School Counselors at Commonwealth Elementary School and they provide a Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program and services for all students.
Hear their professional take on helicopter parenting and why it is so detrimental for a wholesome childhood. With a no bars held conversation, learn why it is ok for your child to get an occasional B or a C…and how conflict resolution is a critical life skill our children may fail to develop.