"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
Parenting is hard and complicated, and we know you want nothing more than to do what’s best for your family. Raising healthy children may feel overwhelming in the midst of all the other priorities in life, but by focusing on these three parenting tips you can set your child up for success with a healthy, happy lifestyle.
Starting your kindergartner in private school will have great immediate social and educational benefits. Students in private schools have more access to teachers, smaller classrooms, and a childhood education based on their family’s faith preference. But there are excellent long-term benefits to being an alumnus of a private institution like St. Barnabas School.
Getting a good education is so important to your child’s future success. The things they learn today are the foundation that will prepare them for SATs and college exams down the line. But school is a more valuable resource for children than the learning of educational concepts and mastering of skills. School is where children learn about teamwork, and it is the place where they are socialized to become the future leaders of our world. Are your children getting the most of their education?
There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to research on how technology is impacting children’s brains. You can hand an iPad to an infant and they are not only transfixed by the bright lights, but they seem to know instinctively how to use the touchscreen. There are pros and cons to our children having constant access to technology, and some of the effects may not become clear for decades to come.
There are many learning styles and finding the right environment for children is important to parents. For many parents, providing their students with the freedom and flexibility of a homeschool environment seems to make the most sense, but homeschooling isn't right for every family. Students grow, families morph and change and eventually, you may need to find a more traditional school approach for your previously homeschooled child. Is a private education the right next step for your family?
The beginning of a new year is a time when people all over the world sit back and reflect upon the past year and begin to set new goals for the coming year. Setting resolutions at the beginning of a new year is a great way for adults and children alike to envision what they want the coming months to hold.
As a parent of school aged children, is their education at the top of your mind all the time? In this busy world do you find yourself wondering how you can be more engaged in your child’s school? There are so many ways in which you can be involved.
Every child is gifted in his or her own way. Some children exhibit academic giftedness, others artistic, or even athletic giftedness. And just as there are endless different types of children there are also endless different educational needs that they have. While public education makes sense for a lot of families, private education offers more flexibility in meeting the needs of all of the differently gifted students in a single classroom.
We all know how naturally curious children are. That curiosity is an instinct that can and should be developed into a critical skill, despite how tiresome it can be as a parent.
Of the many parenting tips that make a difference to families, we love the idea of limiting gifts by using this little poem: “Something you want, something you need, something you wear, something you read.” This is the time of the year when all of the commercials on television seem to be geared toward children, convincing them they need each new toy and gadget on the market.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.