Parenting

February 15, 2019

Planning Ahead: Indoor Activities

Planning Ahead: Indoor Activities

Filling countless hours of kids’ time can be a challenge, so, we have compiled a list of 10 fun and engaging activities for your next snow day. This is never truer than when the weather is too cold, windy, or wet to go outside. Because planning ahead can help, here is a list of engaging […]

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December 27, 2018

Winter Break Activities

Winter Break Activities

Lasting two weeks or more, winter break allows kids ample free days away from the structure of school. Here are eight ideas to make the most out of the time that families have together. Each one involves learning and creativity, is budget-friendly, and can be done without packing up the kids to head out of […]

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December 19, 2018

20 “Sneaky” Learning Opportunities Over Winter Break

20 “Sneaky” Learning Opportunities Over Winter Break

20 “Sneaky” Learning Opportunities Over Winter Break It’s the start of winter break and students need some time off. A chance to get away from studying and recharge. To take a break from the lessons and homework. At the same time, no one wants to lose hard-earned academic ground. What’s the solution? There are plenty […]

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December 12, 2018

Why It’s Okay to Fail

Why It’s Okay to Fail

The word “failure” is intimidating. As a child, you learn that failure doesn’t feel good, it feels like you’ve been beaten and can even discourage you to continue trying. As human beings, we make ourselves feel that failure is one of the worst things that could happen to us, especially when you have an important […]

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November 30, 2018

Are Secrets Good?

Are Secrets Good?

Are Secrets Good?   The idea of keeping secrets can seem philosophical and complex. But in reality, the concept is very concrete. For centuries, secrets have become synonymous with mystery, intrigue and sometimes danger. And the ability to keep them conjures up ideas of confidence and trust. And when it comes to teaching our kids […]

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November 16, 2018

Gratitude and Giving Back

Gratitude and Giving Back

That’s right, Thanksgiving is around the corner. At this time of year, a lot of families may be thinking about how to cook a turkey and what sides to pair it with. Or they’re thinking about relatives they’re going to see and planning ways to keeping kids busy while out of school. Or maybe . […]

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November 9, 2018

Ensuring Student Success

Ensuring Student Success

Ensuring Student Success in High School and Beyond There are not a lot of things that I could say that I think would speak for almost is not all other educators but there is one for sure. That is, I want my students to succeed. Although success will look different for every one of the […]

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November 2, 2018

Help with Homework

Help with Homework

Help with Homework: How much help is too much help? A Parent’s Perspective As a parent, we all want our children to succeed. I remember just last year, my daughter came home with homework that she didn’t quite understand. However she didn’t understand the homework, because she didn’t understand the classwork. It was a little […]

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October 21, 2018

Engaging in Conversations with Your Child

Engaging in Conversations with Your Child

Engaging in Conversations with Your Child About Their Friends Children enjoy talking to, playing with, and spending time with their friends.  However, regardless of how much time they spend away from home, children are still in need of the love and support from their parents.  This is why establishing a good family relationship is essential […]

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October 12, 2018

Fall Craft Ideas

Fall Craft Ideas

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow This fall craft is a great project for children to complete either at home or at school.  Using the materials above, children can create an adorable scarecrow.  This scarecrow can be used as a decorative piece of art to adorn a wall or a refrigerator.  In addition, they can be hung from […]

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