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Family Life | School Life

Bullying Conversation Guide

Whether your child is dealing with a bully, showing signs of being one, or even if it’s not on anyone’s radar, it’s important to talk to your kids about bullying.… Read More

Fight For The Heart | High School (9th-12th) | School Life

What to Expect in Ninth Grade

When your high schooler was in middle school, there’s a good chance their biggest motivator was acceptance. They moved in a herd, made decisions as a group, and desperately wanted… Read More

School Life

How to Help Your Kids Get Through Exam Season

A few times a year, once during the Holidays, and then again at the end of the school year, exams come into focus for families of students. For some, exams represent a last chance to pass their classes. For others, exams can… Read More

School Life

The Questions To Ask So Homework Is Their Work

As parents, we are constantly trying to find the right balance between the extremes. Hands on or hands off? Am I doing too much? Or am I doing too little? I’m a parent with children in three very different stages: My youngest… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | School Life

What Teachers Wish Parents of High Schoolers Knew

For almost a decade I was a high school Spanish teacher. Those were some of the best and hardest years of my life, and, if I’m honest, I still miss the excitement that comes with a new school year. There’s a lot… Read More

School Life | Widen The Circle

4 Ways to Connect with Your Kid’s Teacher

Do you remember your first grade teacher? I loved mine. I remember how Ms. Parker erased the board from left to right every day and then wrote the new date in the top right hand corner. I also remember how she showed… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Imagine The End | School Life

How to Be Okay When Your “Baby” Goes to School

When my oldest child started kindergarten . . . I’ve never had my whole life flash before my eyes, but that morning, when we pulled up to the school for the first time, his whole life flashed before my eyes. His baby… Read More