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If the parents go to the school

On the table between the mother and the son on the score sheet in the first week of school after the holidays. Outside in the darkness rushes of the rush-hour traffic, the light in the room is warm. Mother and child talk familiar, sometimes provocative, and ironic, how the tables occurs at the Zurich Family daily. But Sabrina Tizziani* and your son, Emilio* (name changed) sitting at home, but in school. They talk about the ratings, thumbs up and down. "What have you written there?" the mother asks. The sixth graders mumbles something. She nods and says: "well done."

The Discussion of the evaluation sheet is Central.

Later, presented to Emilio in the former Hortraum at the lime the width of his evaluation sheet, a half-dozen other children, their mothers and fathers, as well as two coaches. "My target for the week was always the Material with you at all times. I got seven, double thumb, and a thumb down." The round of applause. A father calls out: "Bravo."

Emilio visited with his parents in the family class outside of class time. The voluntary offer of the school circle, Limmattal is aimed at children from the mainstream classes for all ages in the school routine difficulties.

resource parents use

The parents are forgotten, because their children can not concentrate, unpunctual, homework. Because the children do not have enough self-confidence or to impulsively react. To improve instead of just with the children's behavior, the family class, the parents in the process.

The families, consisting of at least one of the parents and the child meet on the advice of the teacher weekly in a group with up to ten families and are cared for by professionals. Together with the child and the parents, set two specific objectives, which assesses the teaching person per half day. Ten times the families have to come, you may stay here until the school has stabilized the situation. It can take a year.

The coach Elisa Ruoff (left) and Eva Schilling (R) advise.

Elisa Ruoff praised Emilio's reviews and says: "you don't need any tips from us." Together with Eva Schilling, she has built up the range in the School district Limmattal, since 2017 you take care of weekly three groups. So far, 45 families have been visited by 3000 students in the school circle of the class. Almost every child has improved behaviour. After the Evaluation of the pilot year, the authority has extended the project with 80 percent until the end of school year 2019/20.

"we are Strengthening the parent-child bond, we can make a difference in a lot of school."Eva Schilling

the school Hardau was as the head teachers of the two parents work is a concern. Schilling says: "parents want only the Best for their children. We tap into this resource and strengthen the parent-child bond, we can make a difference in a lot of school." The physical presence in the school and increased self-control should strengthen the education role of the parents. Ruoff and Schilling was aware of the fact that a Class teacher for in-depth work with parents, lack the resources. Both coaches were in multi-family work and Systemic consultation.

In the family class, the chairs are arranged in two circles, Emilio sitting opposite the mother of another child. Eva Schilling is a bell character to the exchange. Emilio slips in front of another mother. "You tell each other from the start of the week," says Elisa Ruoff. Emilio throws his hands up. "Disaster. Six hours of school," it bursts out of him. The mother smiles.

Emilio resulted in lack of concentration and lack of Material to poor performance. The parents felt helpless. Then the idea of the family class came. Since the autumn holidays, mother's and father Tizziani with Emilio Thursday in the former Hortraum of the lime broad street. As a symbolic sign that the parents are during the next two and a half hours for Emilio, handed over to them, Eva Schilling, at the beginning of the Evening, a pearl.


games, observation assignments, Exercises in different compositions are just as part of the teaching as well as artistic. Eva Schilling says: "With every Exercise, we are working on a specific area of behavior." For example, on the creative Thinking, the goal or the frustration tolerance. Parents and children can discover their own skills and new behaviors practiced. The group serves to provide mutual support and networking.

children, the approach, to take advice from members of the group better than therapists. The coaches are there to moderate and hold back. Elisa Ruoff says: "Sometimes, it is also important to maintain the parent-child community, and to have Fun." This sounds obvious, it is not in the everyday life of many of Zurich, families with teenagers.

"It does us good as a family"

lunch break. The class has pushed together the tables to a long table. The children sit at one end, the other parents on. You eat of the brought land of hunters, from the homemade Pudding, Panettone, and Popcorn. There is laughter, there teased.

A mother is chewing on a sausage and says: "The day was hectic, I'm better now." Sabrina Tizziani nods. Her husband says: "It is easy to take the time. But here's what we like to do, because it is good for us as a family."

Initially organized Ruoff and shilling the Board standing. But it was missing the rest of the room for discussions.

For the former Participant, Alice, Fermi, course participation was a big step. She had wanted to be a good mother to her two children educational books read and a lot of in the leisure taken. Looking back, she says: "I can recommend the step to all families." Her son had noticed in Kindergarten through lack of concentration. The teacher advised the family class, Fermi was glad to have the support. "At the same time I felt like a loser." The common hours in the family class, you grew together as a Team.

drink water instead of blame

in Front of the Windows at the lime the width of the street has calmed traffic. The participants make one last game. Two groups compete with questions. The atmosphere is serene, until a Boy is denied a job. For the first Time this evening, everyone is silent. "Go in the kitchen, and drinking water," says the mother. He leaves and returns minutes later. The mother has perceived its role, the pearl worked. In the final round, Eva Schilling says: "Nice, you came back." All round duties. No one pushes for a negative sentence, as it has already happened. The positive tone is in the family class.

challenging as it is, if the school agreed objectives meet real problems, or families of the class of irregular visit. In most cases, a stronger exchange with the teacher helps. In some cases, the family class is more of a burden than support. Then it takes other measures.

How it goes with the family class at the lime the width of the road to 2020, is still open. For the County school Board Limmattal, an extension of the pilot project is possible, but also a permanent institutionalization.


Created: 16.01.2019, 21:01 Uhr

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