With the sucess of Lola in the classroom many parents have begun requesting to use Lola at home to help with some of the more difficult or stressful times of day. Parents are finding useing worksystems to aide with homework and bedtime routines are a huge help. Here are a couple examples of parents using Lola sucesssfully at home...
PATRICIA AND MADISON:
What was your experience at home with your child in the AM and PM before Lola?
Madison had a hard time focusing on the tasks for homework. She would get lost and not progress in getting her work completed. She became agitated and would argue about the tasks that needed to be completed. She cried while doing homework and was just not pleasant.
What were some of the challenges and examples of situations you had to manage?
Madison would come home from school and not take out her homework. When sitting down to start her work, she would stare at the work and not know how to start. Then she would get frustrated and cry.
How did you find out about Lola?
Her teacher introduced her to Lola at school.
What did you hear from your child when he/she told you about Lola?
She was excited to use a program on an iPad at school. She told me that it was a great tool.
When do you use Lola now?
Now, we use Lola for her homework routine on a daily basis.
How has it changed your situation at home?
Madison no longer argues about what work needs to be completed. It has calmed her anxiety about her work. Lola has made homework time more manageable. She is more confident in her work.
Something unexpected? Result or change with your child that you weren’t anticipating?
Madison does not have a problem organizing her homework and is now proud of her success in getting her homework completed. She does not argue while completing her tasks. She can get her homework done on her own.
Do you have additional feedback?
The program really helped for Madison to understand what she needed to do get her homework done. She is working more efficiently and confidently. I help her with corrections, but she is happy that she can get most of it done on her own. She does not like the unknown and Lola helps her get over that fear of not knowing what to do next. It has helped her with her executive functioning skills.
JULIANNA AND SCARLETT:
My experience with my daughter before using the Lola program was like most parents-I dreaded homework time. I don’t think we used Lola much in the morning. It was mostly for Homework and her bedtime routine.
Before Lola my daughter didn’t work much independently. After Lola she completed her tasks, took more responsibility and did her bedtime routine with little to no prompts and reminders.
One example of a situation is my daughter received up to 6 pages of math work sometimes. Completing them all at once was overwhelming. With Lola I was able to set specific amounts of time for my daughter, Scarlett, to complete each page. Then I was able to set break times for stretching and/or getting water.
At bedtime I was able to set specific amounts of time for Scarlett to brush her teeth, set out clothes for the next day and do reading before bed.
I found out about Lola from Scarlett’s former third grade teacher, Mrs. Karen Caruso.
When Scarlett told me about getting to use Lola in Mrs. Caruso’s third grade class last year, she spoke about it enthusiastically! She was excited to have been given the responsibility to remember HW assignments without me going into the class everyday and checking her backpack against what was on the board.
I use Lola now if I’d like to introduce a new routine of any kind. Lola has been a relationship saver. My daughter and I argue less when she knows I can setup a Lola routine for her to follow.
My daughter is in the fourth grade now and had trouble again remembering her homework at the beginning of the year. After we were asked to start using Lola for homework and bedtime routines, my daughter’s memory seems to have gotten better. Although, we were not able to set up tasks to help remind her to get everything she needed from her desk at school, just the act of knowing we would need everything for Lola seemed to have given her more incentive to remember to bring all of her materials home.
I’d like to add that I really love the Lola App!
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