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Today’s guest, Neil McNerney, M.ED., LPC is a Licensed Counselor, Certified Parent Coach, Professional Trainer, Community Speaker, & Author.
He has worked with parents for 25 years as a school counselor and in private practice in Reston, VA. Neil serves on the faculty of the Virginia Tech Graduate School of Marriage and Family Therapy, where he teaches courses on counseling children and their parents.
Neil speaks nationally on many family and school topics. His activities have brought him to hundreds of schools, where he has spoken to thousands of parents and staff on the topics of parenting, discipline, homework, the teenage brain, and leadership.
Neil and his wife, Colleen, have two children, Max 13, and Shannon 11. His kids provide him with plenty of opportunities to be humble and to remember how hard parenting can be.
Neil answers the question: Why do so many parents freak out about their children’s schoolwork these days?
Homework – A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out without Freaking Out! – gives parents the tools to understand the RIGHT way to lead their children that will increase success and decrease frustration.
Add to that the pressure of competition for colleges, and the stress goes higher and higher.
The challenge for parents these days is to find the right balance of helping their kids do well in school without doing too much, and especially without freaking out!
It's good to talk.