Where does the name arcs.solutions come from?
When I first started this educational consulting business, I exclusively worked on referrals that came through word of mouth.
A call from a school who had heard from a family who...
A call from a mom who had heard from a friend that...
A text from a neighbour who heard that I could...
Up until now, I have always had a chance to personally describe what I do when initially meeting parents, a community organization or a school. I thought I'd take the time to add it here too on the website in case anyone's curious about the nature of arcs.solutions, my business name and its focus.
arcs = a r c s are four key elements that I know best; what I've studied, specialized in and remain committed to, both in research and in practice.
a = attachment
r = relationships (parent-child; between siblings; student-teacher; admin-teachers)
c = co-regulation
s = self-regulation
When we first started, we chose the name to be bilingual - both for English and French families and communities. Through dynamic problem-solving, we collaboratively define challenging situations and implement a variety of evidence-informed solutions. When something doesn't work as well as we intended, we collaborate again, learn more, and most importantly, try again. In working with humans - young and old alike - nothing is stagnant. That is the dynamic nature of growth and, as it turns out, consulting too! And it's definitely what I love the most about my job!!