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8 tips for communicating with your teen

The teen years are a transitional phase for your kid and they can be tough on everyone. Developing a strong line of communication can go a long way to keep the peace in your household and develop a strong foundation for triumph and failure. Consider these 8 tips to ensure that communication with your teen [...]

By | 2018-09-13T10:00:51+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 8 tips for communicating with your teen

The benefits of chores for kids

We have limited time as parents and guardians and the to-do list seems never-ending. If only there were more hours in the day! Why not ask your child to help out around the house? Not only does it lessen your load but it shows them what it takes to run a household. Don’t feel guilty [...]

By | 2018-07-19T15:51:27+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The benefits of chores for kids

How to raise a child to be a leader

It’s never too soon to start teaching your child to be a leader and not a follower. As a parent or guardian, you’re so busy making sure that your child sleeps, eats, goes to school, and is a kind individual, that leadership may be the last thing that you are worried about, when in fact, [...]

By | 2018-07-12T10:40:47+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to raise a child to be a leader

The importance of diversity in the classroom

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” -Maya Angelou   Parents and teachers play a crucial role in demonstrating the value of diversity to young children. The classroom is a safe place where children are able to broaden their horizons and [...]

By | 2018-07-03T16:35:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Classroom|Comments Off on The importance of diversity in the classroom

5 tips for a successful college application

Academic programs have a limited number of spaces to fill and the applicant pool can be competitive. Give your child these 5 tips for a successful college application so that he or she may have the best chance at acceptance. Research the school If you apply to more than one academic program, it’s necessary to [...]

By | 2018-06-08T14:35:42+00:00 June 8th, 2018|College|Comments Off on 5 tips for a successful college application

10 ideas for summer learning

Learning doesn’t have to stop when the school doors close for the summer. School’s out for the next few months so that means less studying and more pool days ahead. Here are 10 ways to continue your child’s education until they step back in the classroom. Put pencil to paper Encourage your child to write [...]

By | 2018-05-31T15:05:50+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Summer Learning|Comments Off on 10 ideas for summer learning

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
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