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A Holistic Approach to Parent Engagement

May 14, 2015

By Ana Vela

The YOU Program teaches parents to help their child holistically: academic achievement, social well-being, emotional well-being, physical health. Think of the holistic approach as the four wheels of a car. If one of those tires is flat or neglected, it's harder for that car to reach its destination. When all the tires are balanced and cared for, it's easier for that car to reach its destination-- academic success!

Illustration by Dex Gonzalez.

We get a lot of questions from parents about our YOU Program approach. In this holistic approach to parenting, there are four areas for parents to address with their child: physical health, emotional well-being, social well-being, and academic success. Our YOU Program promotes helping a child in all four areas in a balanced manner.

Parents tend to be great in one or two areas, but may not know how to help in the others. It's important that all four areas contribute to academic success as a child and eventually success as an adult. In the end, parents want their children to achieve more than they have. By implementing this approach you can be sure you are helping your child accomplish more!

Learn more about this holistic approach to parenting in our YOU: Your Child's First Teacher books, now available on Amazon

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