I am the proud mom of two adult children- Tim and Diana. I know how FAST time flies. Some days it feels like yesterday when I was tying shoes, sitting on a practice field, or attending a competition. The things that “I can’t wait til…..” have come and gone. There are days I’d give anything to see their little fingerprints on the slider. I’ll never get that time back, so I understand how precious time with a child is, and appreciate the time I have with YOUR child.
I believe every moment can be a teachable moment, and children are sponges! They thrive when their boundaries are clear, when they can trust you, and when they’re having FUN!
Just because children haven’t fully developed the ability to process thoughts and feelings, doesn’t mean they don’t have them. As adults it’s our job to teach them. My classes and parties involve socialization where children can learn to do just that. They learn in an environment where they’re important, cared for and respected. Regardless of what is going on in their lives, they know they’re safe and in a judge-free, label-free “zone” when they’re with Miss Lori.
“IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO WINS OR LOSES, IT’S HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME”
“My Kids” not only learn Skills, Games, Rules and Sports. They learn how to be responsible and respectful; how to make safe & fair decisions; how to be good Teammates; and how to show good Sportsmanship. It’s ok to not be perfect, the best or the fastest. Losing is part of the game, and only makes us stronger. “Suck it up Buttercup”, (the kids hear it often), deal with it, learn to cope, and move on. What’s important is trying one’s best, being PROUD of one’s self and having FUN! That’s what builds Self Esteem.
WE LIVE WHAT WE LEARN
My own children couldn’t be any more opposite- one very outgoing, the other very shy. I’ve learned so much from raising them:
How to reign in a hyperactive child without damaging self esteem, and how to encourage an introvert without doing the same. I LOVE “my Miss Lori kids” and bring what I’ve learned from my own children to my classes.
I believe that firm discipline (“I mean what I say and say what I mean”) and loving encouragement make my classes a success. I’m not afraid to be silly, act crazy, let loose and HAVE FUN!
Time is precious, and I consider it a privilege to be part of a child’s life!
I look forward to your child joining me on this CRAZY adventure called “LIFE”!
My Husband Derek, Daughter Diana, and Son Timothy