"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
Private education is such a great investment for your children’s future, but how do you know if they are getting the most out of each day? One factor that holds some children back from academic success is a lack of good sleep. Here are three nighttime tips for preparing your kids for a successful day of private school.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we wind down to the end of the year, you and your children will become more and more inundated with Christmas. And in the midst of all of that holiday joy, it’s easy to forget the real reason we celebrate this holiday. And the more you forget the purpose for all of this joy and celebration the less exposure your children get to the true magic of Christmas.
There is a lot to be grateful for living in Central Florida. We’re surrounded by beautiful oceans on either side and rivers and likes wind their way through our peninsula. Our weather is temperate and this year we managed to avoid any big summer storms. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate home, family, and all of the other blessings you have in life. But how do you teach your children to practice gratitude during the holiday season?
Your child is finally ready to go kindergarten. It’s an exciting time and a scary time all at once. There may be tears (yours and theirs) and that’s okay. Taking this big step of sending your child off to school for the first time isn’t something to scoff at. As you count down the coming year there are some important parenting tips that can help both of you prepare for them to start school.
No parent wants to watch their children struggle, especially not in school. And for some, the academic rigor of private school takes some getting used to. But regardless of why your child is struggling in private school, there are many ways that you can support them and encourage them toward success.
American families spend billions of dollars each year shopping for school supplies. From proper clothing and shoes to pens, pencils, and paper, there are a lot of items that your children need to be prepared for their next year of school. And after a summer of entertaining children at home, you may have some difficulty finding extra cash for back to school shopping.
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.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.