I am not a parenting expert. I just play one on my blog.
I am not a parenting expert, nor am I a perfect parent. However, I have over 10 years of experience working with kids including:
- an after school program for K-6th graders
- teaching K and 1st graders how to keep themselves safe
- nannying in the home
- teaching 4th grade
- teaching Title I for 4th-6th graders who struggled in reading and math
- coordinating and teaching a Talented and Gifted program to K – 12th graders
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and over 20 graduate credits in reading instruction and Talented and Gifted Education.
I also have two little boys of my own, and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom to them. Adam was born in July 2008 (4 1/2 years old) and Isaac was born at the end of March in 2011 (22 months old.)
As I encounter challenges with my boys, I draw from my professional experiences and the hundreds of kids I’ve met over the years to solve those problems.
In my posts about parenting, I may give advice that you don’t agree with. That’s okay. I am just another mom who is trying to do the best I can for my kids, and if I find something that works for me, I’m eager to share it with others.
If you have a specific parenting or education question you’d like me to address, please leave a comment here or email me at katieolthoff (at) gmail (dot) com.