When you think about some of the greatest leaders of our time, you may assume that these phenomenal leadership skills came naturally to them. Some would even call them "born leaders."
However, good leadership skills don't necessarily have to be a birthright. In fact, numerous studies have indicated that we all have the potential to develop solid leadership skills, assuming that we're in an environment that encourages and nurtures the development of these skills early on in childhood.
Many parents are choosing to go the private education route for their children to place them in an academic environment that fosters leadership development. Starting a private education at an early age, such as Pre-K and elementary school, can help to instill leadership qualities in your child early on in life.
With summer rapidly approaching, reading may be the last thing on your child's mind. Instead, so much excitement is centered around family vacations and lazy trips to the beach.
Numerous studies have indicated that children that continue to read when school is out of session perform better academically than those that don't.
So what can you do to keep your child reading this summer?
The following parenting tips can help even the most reluctant of readers stay engaged in books this summer:
1. Enroll your child in a reading competition at your local library.
If you take a few minutes to conduct some research on the web, you'll find that most local libraries are offering a summer reading program for kids. For example, our very own Volusia County Public Library offers programs that encourage childhood literacy, such as 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and themed reading programs for teens.
After a thorough study of World War II and the Holocaust, the 8th grade students participated in the Yom HaShoah Creative Arts Contest sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in Maitland. Out of the hundreds of students who participated in the contest, eight SBES students (see below) received special recognition for their pieces of art, poems, short stories, and essays at the Yom HaShoah Commemorative Ceremony in Maitland on May 1st, 2016.