My name is Jennifer Bardsley. I am a stay at home mom who writes the “I Brake for Moms” column for The Daily Herald. Before that, I was a former K-4 teacher in Northern California.
My goal for this blog is to help you ensure that your child is academically advantaged, regardless of age, ability, or socio-economic level. My dream is to start a national conversation about how massive parental involvement could be the magic bullet towards helping all children in America achieve academic success.
Thanks to AP credits, I graduated from Stanford University in three years with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.
I went on to earn my Professional Clear Multiple Subjects Credential with CLAD emphasis from CalState Teach and a Masters Degree in Education from The University of Notre Dame de Namur. I also have a Washington State teaching certificate.
Every child deserves one-on-one instruction, and that experience can begin in your home. (Please note that I do not actually think that babies can read!)
Too often the message parents hear from the media is “Read a book to your child.” Well yes, that’s obviously a good idea, but there is so much more that parents could be doing.
Teaching your child at home does not mean you are a Tiger Mom. It means you care about your children and are preparing them for future success. Developmentally, all children are unique and will learn at different rates, but there is no reason you can’t give your son or daughter a head start!
If you have any questions, or would like to contact me, please feel free to email me: teachingmybabytoread at gmail dot com
P.S. I am very happily represented by literary agent Liza Fleissig, of the Liza Royce Agency, LLC.