"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
Private education is a financial investment that some families aren’t sure about making. And while there is plenty of data to show the academic and future employment benefits of enrolling your children in private school, there are so many valuable benefits, the proof of which is often anecdotal. We talk a lot about the benefits of private education to the student, but we believe the benefits extend out to the entire family.
The transition from preschool to a traditional kindergarten classroom is significant for children and their families in many ways. The change of schedule and environment aside, kindergarten is the first real stage of your child’s education, and while the lessons learned in the classroom are significant to building a strong educational foundation, the lessons learned at home are equally as important.
Hopefully, by this point, every one of us has learned important lessons on how to effectively deal with interpersonal conflict. Those lessons we have learned allow us in turn to teach them to our children. Learning to navigate interpersonal conflict is critical, and children will develop the skills to do it in stages as they grow up and develop stronger language and social skills.
There is a lot of research on a phenomenon that researchers refer to as Summer Learning Loss. In 1996 a researcher named H. Cooper aggregated the results from 39 separate studies on the negative effects of summer vacation on students standardized test scores. The results were staggering. According to all of this research, students on average lose the equivalent of one month worth of learning during summer vacation. 2.6 months of math education and 2 months of reading education is lost each summer. And these numbers are even worse as poverty and other socioeconomic factors are added into the equation.
Parenting is hard. You have a lot to juggle between school, work, activities, family, and friends. And all of this while you’re working hard to raise smart, confident, and well-behaved children. While you learn to juggle this busy life, it’s easy to forget that some of the most influential forces in your children’s lives are the things they observe happening in your own life. Here are a few parenting tips regarding the ways in which children learn habits - good and bad - from their parents.
Parents these days are busy, between juggling full-time jobs and managing the busy lives of their children it’s become more and more difficult to tackle it all. But we know that you care very deeply about your children's education. So here are some tips on how busy parents can keep up with their busy children’s education.
We’ve seen this time and again, your student is in the 6th grade, she’s been going to school with the same kids since kindergarten, and suddenly things start going downhill socially or academically. But what is there to do? You know your current school isn’t giving her what she needs, but won’t moving her be too traumatic? Is it too late in the game to make this transition?
Summer vacation is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, take trips to see family or visit new and exciting parts of the world. But, for many working parents, the need to find something engaging for your children to do is pressing.
Summer vacation is right around the corner, and while your children are probably thrilled for a break from all of the formal learning they're doing in the classroom, summer presents a great opportunity to continue learning in a more non-traditional manner. Help your children establish and maintain a love for learning by filling the summer with fun and educational activities.
We are living in a strange time. Our children will grow up in a world that is vastly different than we did, and totally unrecognizable to our parents. With the advent of the internet and the rise of social media, kids have access to more information than ever and it’s not always a good thing.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.