We are thrilled to announce Rachel Stewart is joining the Amba Press list to publish her book, Creating Connections: Thriving children through inspired parent engagement in July 2023.
Rachel Stewart is a parent engagement specialist and mother of three. She creates new ways to solve challenges that make a difference in the lives of children. She specialises in guiding schools and families through professional learning workshops, webinars, coaching and courses to embrace a culture of family and parent engagement in learning so that together, they can provide the support and encouragement children need to thrive in learning and in life.
In Creating Connections, Rachel explores the vital role of parents (and carers) in their children’s education, during the transition to learning at school. With touching anecdotes from her own life, Rachel describes how the adults who care for children can learn alongside them - with children, families and teachers forming a powerful learning team.
She encourages parents to reflect on their own lives and increase their understanding of how their experiences could influence their parenting style with a focus on compassion - for oneself as well as for others. She asks parents to develop a relationship with their children that fosters a love of learning and their development as unique individuals, and she advocates a positive and purposeful relationship between parents and educators to benefit the child. Crucially, Rachel explains how to create conscious connections with children while also learning to let go and enable them to grow.
Creating Connections provides the support and affirmation craved by any parent who has wondered how to support their children through the school journey and if they are doing a good job.
Publishing 12th July 2023. Pre-order your copy today.