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

Benefits of Being Involved in Your Child's School

Posted by Will Hicks & Melissa Smith on Sep 1, 2017 4:00:00 PM

According to studies and research all across America, parent involvement in their children’s education has been proven to be an incredibly positive and valuable tool. Children with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and perform better on tests, have higher school attendance, have improved social skills, generally have good behavior, and continue on into higher education. It’s safe to say that all parents want these things for their children, and you as a parent may play a bigger role than you think in making your child’s academic experience a successful and enjoyable one. While there are countless benefits to being involved in your child’s school, we will only look at a few here.

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Topics: Parent Involvement