My name is Susan and I have two beautiful daughters. My oldest is 8 years old and the youngest is 2. I have a german shepherd dog and a loving passionate husband. He supports my Child Development obsessions so how could I ask for more? Just as a reference, the names of my family will be Roses for my oldest daughter, the youngest is Sunshine, my hubby is Superman, and the dog is Goofy. The names are thoughtfully chosen. We are a military family and have moved often, (in fact we just moved to a new state a month ago!). My oldest has special needs that I’ll get into in other posts. If you’re in for a laugh or a cry you can read about Roses. She is hilarious, intense, persistent, and inquisitive. Sunshine, well, she brightens my day with her laid back happy go-lucky self. My husband truly is Superman, perhaps I’ll blog about his adventures every now and then.
I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in child development. I also have an early childhood development teaching certificate. I’ve worked mostly in Reggio inspired programs and I used to run my own Reggio Preschool program in my home. I start grad school this summer for special education as a licensed child behavior analyst.My direction for my education is definitely focused on the psychological side of child development versus the education side. I take a relationship based approach, (or some may call it the attachment theory approach), when educating children in the classroom and with my own children at home. It is not easy, especially with my own children. If you follow my blog you’ll get to read about some of my failures and successes. BUT, I remind myself that each failure is a process to learn from. My posts will give you fun ideas for you and your kiddos, but most importantly, I hope to inspire PRESENT co-learning with your children, whether it is in the classroom or at home with your own loved ones.