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Time Management: Tips for Teens

Posted by Staff Contributor on Aug 24, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Managing time is a learned skill. Some people may be naturally better than others, but everyone needs to learn and implement the practices to ensure success in not only the school setting but once they reach the workforce as well.

But how can parents help to teach and train teens (both younger and older) to be good time managers? After all, you teach them to brush their teeth, clean their rooms, and to be kind to others. It makes logical sense that they would need to be taught in this area as well. You may be an over-scheduler or a non-scheduler, but wherever you find yourself you can help instill healthy time management techniques into your children.

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Topics: Time Management

Teaching Your Child to Be A Good Friend

Posted by Staff Contributor on Aug 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM


  As every new school year begins there seems to be so many issues to discuss with our children. From class schedules to school uniforms, there are a lot of to-do’s to be checked off of our lists, but let’s not forget that the social and relational parts of our children’s lives also need our attention and support.

  Everyone wants friends. Even the most withdrawn and passive child wants to feel included and part of something special. The key to having a good friend is being a good friend. Even for many adults, this is easier said than done, so how much more of a struggle is it for our children? If we take the time as a parent, grandparent, babysitter, or older sibling to teach younger children how to be a true friend, they will not only have a great school year, but will have gained a valuable life lesson that they will carry with them forever.

To make it easy, here are 3 simple reminders on being a good friend.

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Topics: Being a good friend, Teaching your child to be a good friend

Busyness: Blessing or Burden?

Posted by Staff Contributor on Aug 16, 2017 2:30:00 PM


  An interesting thing has started to happen lately. When you ask someone you haven’t seen in awhile, “How are you doing?” the most common response used to be, “I’m good, thanks. How are you?” Times are changing, however, because more and more we are hearing answers like, “I’m good. Busy. Really busy, but good,” or, “We’re okay, things are a little crazy. We have a lot going on.” Maybe you have even found yourself giving answers like that to other people, and while they are truthful in nature, we have to ask ourselves a very important question in response. Is my busyness producing good and lasting results, or is it tiring and wearing me and my family down? The solution to the problem can be found in one word: 

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Topics: Busyness

Back To School: What You Need To Know

Posted by Staff Contributor on Aug 10, 2017 2:30:00 PM


Most of us enjoy the lazy, fun-filled days of summer, and the time from one school year ending to another beginning seems to go by in the blink of an eye.  Going back to school is a bittersweet event for most families, with parents eager to get back to a schedule and children loathe to be parted from their summer freedoms.  Regardless of the situation in your home, here are some helpful tips to ease your family into the back-to-school mindset.

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Topics: Back to School

5 Ways Parents Can Prepare for Productive Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted by Staff Contributor on May 5, 2017 3:40:00 PM

Parent-teacher conferences are just around the corner. For the most part, the conferences are positive, encouraging, and effective meetings of two parties with goals that align. However, I do know that many of my fellow teachers see the conferences as anxiety inducing and uncomfortable.

Here’s why...

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Topics: Private School, Christian School, Cost of Education