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106 E. Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801

407-996-5864

Weekday School is a Christian preschool serving children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.  Our school is known for its committed teaching staff, play-based learning environment, and personalized focus on each child. Small class sizes and a strong network of parent volunteers ensure that the Weekday School is an ideal place for young children to grow and learn.

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what great parents do

Vicki Rutledge

Great parents see parenting as a skill. 

Parenting is one of the most important jobs on the planet. And yet…

There is no training required to become parents. Furthermore, what parents learn with their first child can not necessarily be transferred to the second or third child. Each child is unique, requiring parents to customize their approach. Parenting feels like a rookie season on repeat.

If you recognize and accept this reality, you are setting yourself up for greatness. Because great parents see parenting as a skill. A skill is the ability to do something well. How do parents learn parenting skills? In a very similar way to how young children learn skills like getting dressed or pedaling the wheels of a tricycle.

effort + support + practice + time = skill development

Seeing parenting as a skill (instead of something a parent is naturally equipped to do) helps us refrain from judging ourselves harshly when we make mistakes. Instead, we remind ourselves, “I’ve never done this before. I’m learning as I go.” It also helps us maintain a growth mindset. We are open to learning and seek new and useful information in our effort to keep building our parenting skill set.

Try this:
Identify a current parenting challenge (think about what’s not working) in your home. Reframe the problem as an area in which you need more knowledge, support, and practice. 

As preschool specialists, we are here to offer our “support.” Tell us what challenges you face or what parenting skills you would like to build.