Empowering Parents to parent, and Educators to educate.
Copyright © 2013 - KidKonnect & Lisa Rothfus
KidKonnect is the only program in Austin that combines the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, biology, and gender difference research to help parents and educators more effectively connect with and teach kids. KidKonnect helps you to align your parenting and teaching styles with the ways the brain naturally learns best, for both boys and girls. We work to help you avoid excessive struggling and conflict at home and in the classroom, while building stronger and more connected relationships with your children.
Our goal is to help parents build confidence in their parenting and to build meaningful life-long relationships with their children, through a deeper understanding of their children's developing minds.
- Parent coaching and counseling
- Focused Challenged and ADHD coaching and counseling
- individual child's education needs consulting
- Love and Logic Training
Seminars and workshops:
- Brain-compatible learning
- How boys and girls learn differently
- How to help your child get ahead in school - guaranteed!
- Media health
- And many more...
We help educators take full advantage of leading research and development in educational techniques, raising the performance of both the teacher and the student.
Services for Educators:
- In-service and workshops on Brain Compatible Learning
- Strategies and tools for engaging learners
- Learning environment evaluations
- Custom curriculum design
- It is a myth that kids should be able to sit for long periods of time and focus. Focused attention is a very tiring activity and "not natural" for long periods of time... particularly for children.
- It is a myth that all stress interferes with learning. Optimal learning environments have a bit of low level stress.
- For years science believed that the brain finished developing by the adolescent years. In fact, we now know that the pre-frontal cortex (PFC) of the brain (the management area) does not finish developing until well into our 20's.
- It is a myth that both girls and boys will all develop language skills in kindergarten and the beginning of first grade. Boys usually learn language skills 1-2 years later than girls.
- It is a myth that adolescents need less sleep than adults. Teenager's brains are experiencing major development and actually need 9 hours of sleep nightly to fully recover and be prepared for the next day of higher learning.
- It is a myth that video games are not addicting. Video games make kids brains physically feel good by releasing neurotransmitters that cause the sensation of enjoyment and excitement.
Ever wonder what happens to the brain on Video Games? If you have a child obsessed with technology, or who engages in technology multi-tasking, come to this Brown Bag lunchtime seminar to learn the answers to critical questions.