Bravo! Supporting Your Child Through the Audition Process

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Nov 7, 2019 3:30:00 PM

From the moment children are born, parents naturally want to see them succeed at everything in life. As parents, we have a special and unique role to play in our childrens' lives as they navigate through the different challenges, successes, and failures that they will inevitably face. Academics, athletics, and social scenarios will all create opportunities for children to learn from and grow through. Finding the balance between being a supportive spectator and challenging them to reach outside of their comfort zone can be difficult at best. 

If your son or daughter has expressed interest in trying out for the school play, here are a few tips to help you both thrive (and survive) from the audition to the final bow.

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Topics: Parenting, Time Management, Encouragement, Good Advice, Fun, Perspective, Theatre, Arts

Why Giving Feels Good

Posted by Elizabeth Gildred on Oct 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Accepted common wisdom says, “it is better to give than to receive,” but actually, Jesus said that, and He called it blessed (Acts 20:35).  But did you know that there is empirical evidence supporting why giving feels good and positively affects our health?

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Topics: Encouragement, Loving Others, Giving

Where Do You Want to Go? A Lesson for Our Pace in Life

Posted by Dr. Erik Konsmo on Aug 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM

At the beginning of this past school year at Horizon Prep, Bob Goff joined us at our opening school assembly.  As always, he was funny, engaging, and shared a great encouragement to the students about loving one another.  Over the summer, the staff is reading his book, Everybody Always. Sure, it is not about classical educational philosophy, but challenges readers to love others to the point of it being uncomfortable. 

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Topics: Busyness, Encouragement, Perspective, Patience

Must-Have Advice for Graduating Seniors

Posted by Rachel Urbina and our amazing Kindergarteners on May 31, 2018 4:00:00 PM

With graduation just around the corner, we decided to send our high school seniors off to college with some helpful, practical and much-needed advice. Naturally we decided to consult the experts for this important project, so we interviewed our Kindergarten students to find out what they had to say:

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Encouragement, Good Advice, Graduation

The Benefits of Being a Benchwarmer

Posted by Rachel Urbina on May 25, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Just hearing the term Benchwarmer may conjure up some unhappy memories for many. Maybe some of us have felt the frustration being a ‘reserve’ or bemoaned the thought of ‘riding the pine’ for another game. Being left-out is no fun, but the experience seems to be harder when it happens to your own child. Here’s some helpful insight we can pass on to our young athletes to help them to score even when they're on bench.

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Topics: School Sports, Helpful Tips, Character Education, Encouragement

Why Kindness Matters

Posted by Dr. Erik Konsmo on Feb 6, 2018 12:54:15 PM

The most important expression of kindness is the Lord’s willingness to forgive us of our sin by providing salvation through his Son. Paul wrote, “in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:7-8).

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Topics: Kindness, Encouragement, Godly Character