Office Rules and Scheduling:
Eating and drinking: If at all possible, we prefer that you not eat during your session. Therefore, please do what you need to do to ensure that the kids do not come to sessions hungry.
If you have to give your child a snack, please bring snacks that do not require us to clean up after him or her. For example, bananas don’t require much cleanup, but crackers, bread, or dried seaweed create crumbs.
If you want to drink water or some other drink during the session, please use the coasters we provide.
Giving kids space to express what’s on their minds: When we ask a child a question, let’s give him or her at least 30 seconds to answer. It’s best not to prompt the child, repeat the question, or comment during this time. This kind of listening is key to developing a collaborative relationship in which your child understands that we ARE listening, and there are no wrong answers. It’s also key to developing the adults’ ability to listen in a relaxed, accepting way.
Office toys: Most of the time, your kids can play with the office toys whenever they want, and they don’t have to ask to play with them. (Kids need breaks when things get tough!) I will manage when they are and are not allowed to play.
Tantrums: Children are allowed to have tantrums during our session. To the best of our ability, we will ignore them and continue with the session as best we can.
Cleanup: Generally speaking, we will ask the kids to put toys away at the end of the session. But if a child is having a tantrum at the end of a session, or we are short on time, I will not ask them to clean up.
Scheduling your sessions: To ensure consistency, save you (and us) time, and ensure that you meet at times that work best for you, we ask that, if possible, you schedule your sessions during your fist week of your program. My colleague, Kirsten Enriquez, will be contacting you to schedule your program sessions. When she reaches out to you, please get back to her so we can get your sessions on the calendar!
Cancellation policy: Last-minute cancellations have a very real impact! If you need to reschedule, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org; (614) 769-3563) by 10:00 a.m. on the day prior to your appointment. Wits’ End Parenting does charge a $50 fee to clients who do not reschedule by this time