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Why school attendance matters

Attendance at school is equally as important for your first grader as it is for your high schooler. No matter how old your child is, school attendance is an essential part of their success at school and beyond. Strong school attendance can give your child the best possible start at a healthy, productive and successful [...]

By | 2018-05-16T16:29:11+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why school attendance matters

Why reading is beneficial for children

Instilling reading in children sets a solid foundation for academic and personal success. Reading is beneficial for all ages but it’s never too early to put a book in a child’s hands. Reading expands your child’s vocabulary Children encounter new words through regular reading, which expands their vocabulary. Kids are exposed to new and familiar [...]

By | 2018-04-30T16:28:35+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Reading|Comments Off on Why reading is beneficial for children

Benefits of youth sports and clubs

These days, both children and young adults spend their entire day sitting at a desk at school and often come home and sit down on the couch to either watch TV or pick up an iPad to play a game. So how can you help offset all that time spent sitting? Involvement in extracurricular activities [...]

By | 2018-04-23T11:15:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Sports|Comments Off on Benefits of youth sports and clubs

Recognizing and preventing bullying at school

What is bullying? The Mayo Clinic defines bullying as “a form of aggression, in which one or more children repeatedly and intentionally intimidate, harass or harm a victim who is perceived as unable to defend himself or herself.” Types of bullying The four types of bullying are physical, verbal, psychological or social, and electronic. Physical [...]

By | 2018-04-12T20:57:41+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recognizing and preventing bullying at school

Creating a healthy homework environment for your child

 It’s never too early for a child to start creating healthy study habits and parents play a big role in making this happen. No matter how old your child is, homework will be a part of their education at some point in their academic life. Here are some tips on how to create the best [...]

By | 2018-04-09T14:27:30+00:00 April 9th, 2018|For Parents|Comments Off on Creating a healthy homework environment for your child

Six books that teach kids about emotions and control

As soon as kids enter kindergarten, they’re faced with a whole new way of life with big expectations. And though kids start to fully develop self-control skills around age 5 or 6, there are many reasons why these skills need practice and reinforcement throughout their childhood and adolescence. We’re a big fan of books [...]

By | 2018-03-19T10:59:53+00:00 March 19th, 2018|HPA Elementary|Comments Off on Six books that teach kids about emotions and control

How to get the most out of your college visit

Preparing for the transition out of High School can be both invigorating and intimidating. Once you and your child have decided to explore college as a post-high school option, the college search begins. There are a few key things you will want to consider before, and during, your college visit that can ensure you [...]

By | 2018-03-12T09:28:25+00:00 March 12th, 2018|College Visits|Comments Off on How to get the most out of your college visit

7 Kids Books That Encourage Empathy

For Elementary School Students Empathy is uniquely human. It’s our ability to relate to one another as fellow humans, to understand each other, and to appreciate the other’s feelings. It affects almost every part of our lives, and it certainly affects every relationship we have. Understandably, the ability to empathize is something we strive to teach [...]

By | 2018-03-07T14:39:48+00:00 March 7th, 2018|HPA Elementary|Comments Off on 7 Kids Books That Encourage Empathy

How community service builds a well-rounded child

Community service isn’t just a placeholder to brag about on a resume. The benefits of participating in community service go way beyond what’s on the surface, their positive effects are seen in both physical and mental health. At Hogan Preparatory Academy we strongly believe in the benefits of community service and how it builds [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:12:05+00:00 February 16th, 2018|For Parents|Comments Off on How community service builds a well-rounded child

Summer activity guide for teens in Kansas City

Summer is undoubtedly every child’s favorite time of the year, but for parents and caregivers in Kansas City it can be challenging to find activities that keep teens busy and engaged. Teens are the hardest age group of children to plan summer activities for because they are often too old for summer camps, yet [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:39:56+00:00 February 7th, 2018|For Parents|Comments Off on Summer activity guide for teens in Kansas City
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