The Trifecta: Church, Home and School

Posted by Dr. Erik Konsmo on Nov 19, 2019 11:57:02 AM

There is indeed a need for balance in our busy lives, but there is an importance to the ingredients that fill our family's time and devotion.  This leads us to examine our lives and the things that vie for our attention to decide what is most important or beneficial. In light of these attempts to prioritize our schedules, here are 3 key ingredients proven to result in a ‘Big Win’ for our family’s future - what I call the church, home, and school Trifecta.

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Topics: Parenting, Private School, Family, Good Advice, Perspective, Church

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

FINDING THE BALANCE: Teaching our Kids the Key to Winning With Multiple Responsibilities

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

The rigors and responsibilities of student life can take their toll on our kids.  Sometimes, especially when teenagers are involved, those overwhelming emotions can roll over onto the rest of the family as well! Between applying themselves to academics, participating in athletics, serving in student leadership, and attending social activities, the balance of it all can feel like it’s resting on a very fine point, ready to tip at any moment.

To ensure that you and your family maintain a healthy life balance, here are a few key points to remember as you help your student-athletes navigate through another year of academics and athletics.

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Topics: Athletics, Parenting, School Sports, Good Advice, Perspective

How to Be the Best Fan of Your Student Athlete

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Aug 27, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Sports are exciting, engaging, and entertaining. Most athletes spend hours training, practicing, and honing their skills so they can perform to the best of their ability. And it’s no secret that watching a live team sport event can bring out the competitive nature in even the most passive of people. This is especially true when it comes to parents watching their children play on their school sports teams. 

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Topics: Athletics, Parenting, School Sports, Good Advice, Perspective

Help! Tardy has Become My Child's Middle Name

Posted by Alyson Coons on May 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

For some, being on time comes rather easy, but adding children into the equation can challenge even the most punctual parent.  This seems most apparent in the daily gauntlet of getting out of the door and to school before the bell rings (breakfast not included).  Here are some hints to help us minimize the last minute delays that may keep us from the benefits of being on time.

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Topics: Parenting, Helpful Tips, Time Management, Good Advice

When Social Media Becomes a Distraction

Posted by Rachel Urbina on Feb 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

It’s a common scene we are all too familiar with.  You can be in a restaurant, a shopping mall, on the sports field, in line at the grocery store, or even in your own home and you notice everyone’s head tilted down, their attention affixed to their smartphone.  Let's admit it, we’ve probably all been a part of a similar scene ourselves and heard the speech about the need to stop looking at our screens so much and start looking at each other.

More often than not, what has captured our attention (and the attention of our children) is a text or an email, a news story or a headline, or a funny video or photo of a puppy someone has posted on social media.  There is a very fine line between the convenience our smartphones provide for us and the distraction that they can so easily become.

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Topics: Internet Safety, Parent Involvement, Good Advice, Social Media

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