Parent Educator Paige Trevor
Featured Professional Series: The second Monday of every month, we feature one of our favorite educational consultants, psychologists, or professionals in a related field. We ask everybody the same five questions, designed to show you why we like them and to help you decide whether they’re a good fit for your needs.W e’re big believers in the idea that people who’ve had to learn things the hard way make better teachers than people for whom things have come easily, and that’s why we like parent educator Paige Trevor of Balancing Act, LLC, who’ss also a professional organizer. If you don’t want it to be your fault that your kid’s desk is messy, maybe get in touch with her.
How did you get into this field?
I got into parent education to solve my own parenting problems. I became a parent educator because it was so fun, interesting and compelling how universal and unique each and every family is. I am also a professional organizer and time management coach and over the years I have merged these three interests to help parents enjoy family life, minimize misbehavior and maximize cooperation and the connection with their kids.
What do you love about the work?
I love helping parents see their strengths, harness their power and improve their relationships with their kids. We all have blind spots and through our work together I help parents see where their intentions are good, but the solutions they pick might be harming their relationship with their kids. After coaching, parents can clarify their intentions and work for solutions in a way kids can receive them and not rebel against them.
Why do people hire you?
To help with common parenting problems, how to get kids to do their homework, chores, clean their rooms or stop sibling fighting. I also help parents with their own time management. How to fit in all the things parents need to do in the day with a minimum of conflict and a maximum of cooperation.
How do you feel about study skills?
Study skills are so important and I think a lifelong practice. Figuring out what motivates you, staying focused, disciplined and meeting your goals is an unfolding process. I think parents have a lot more power in influencing and modeling than they think.
What’s your favorite piece of advice to give parents?
I love to remind parents of their strengths, that a bumpy family journey is normal and to be expected. Finally, the glue that holds us together is both fun and problems. I help solve the problems so they can have more fun.