"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
With summer break drawing to a close and a new school year upon you, you’re likely not looking forward to the hustle and bustle of another year. You always start out with good intentions but things somehow get away from you. Here are some tips to help you get and stay organized this school year.
As adults, it’s easy to be single-minded when it comes to the hobbies your child pursues. Once they start a sport or activity, you feel like they have to stick with it long-term. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with teaching your child to fulfill their obligations, there’s also nothing wrong with giving them the opportunity to explore their options.
If you take the time to observe your children while they play this summer, you can actually learn a lot about where they are developmentally. Making these observations can help you to determine if your child’s social and emotional development is on track and where they have areas of weakness.
The idea that your first years of education are influential to your later success, both in school and out, is nothing new. We all understand the value of providing our children with a firm foundation for their school years, but what many don’t realize is that the type of education your kindergartener receives has just as much impact as the amount of time spent in a classroom.
Parents are frequently concerned that if their children use technology, they could face negative consequences. But how many parents consider the lasting effects that their own technology use can have on their children?
Summer is the perfect opportunity for your children to get some extra outdoor time. With more freedom during the daylight hours and more flexibility with bedtime, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be outdoors.
There’s no shortage of articles suggesting ways for you to monitor your child’s phone usage. From apps for your phone and theirs, to services provided by your mobile carrier, there are a wide variety of ways for you to ensure your child is safe while using their phone.
There are few skills as valuable to your children as the ability to empathize with others. Empathy and emotional intelligence are getting harder to come by, which is why it’s important to be intentional about teaching these skills to your children.
Being gifted is more than just being “smart”. Yes, gifted students can be fast learners. Yes, gifted children can grasp skills beyond those comprehended by their peers. However, gifted students can also lack certain skills, struggle in some subjects, and even fail to perform well academically. This is because being a gifted student is not simply defined by performance.
It may be hard to believe, but a new school year is less than two months away. While you’re likely thinking that summer break just started, and next school year is the last thing on your mind, now is the time to decide where to send your kindergartner for their first year of school.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.