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How To Help Your Child Resolve Conflict

Part of living in an imperfect world means there are problems that arise on a daily basis. Unkind words, misunderstandings, gossip, bragging, bullying and internal struggles are all legit problems our children face within their families and...

How to Properly Wear a Backpack

 Are you concerned that your child's backpack is too heavy?  Heavy backpacks can be a significant physical and structural health problem for your children.....

Classical Music and the Young Child

If your child is between the ages of four and six, it is time to introduce them to the finer things in life. I’m talking about, of course, classical music. Now before you think it’s all Bach and no bite (sorry!) let’s explore some fantastic...

Teaching Our Children How To Be In The World And Not Of It

If you’ve been in church for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “in the world, but not of it”.  It comes from John 17:14-15 when Jesus, giving his final teaching to his disciples before going to the cross, paints a picture of...

Latin: Waking the Dead

“He studied Latin like the violin Because he liked it.”

Why study Latin? As a Latin teacher, I’m asked this question on a regular basis. And, yes, like Harold in Robert Frost’s “The Death of Hired Man,” I study Latin because I like it! But I...

Homework- Don't Leave Home Without It

Year after year, the most talked about subject in parent/teacher conferences is homework, usually in the form of “how much should I be helping?”  You will hear me (a teacher) say, in fact, that 6th grade is a perfect time to develop independence...

7 Ways to Flunk a Parent/Teacher Conference

Most parents are invited to meet their child’s teachers at least once every year. This is an opportunity to learn more about your student -- how he or she is performing in the classroom, what strengths and weaknesses the teacher sees and if there...

Home Tips to Develop Brain Muscles:  “Just Do It!”

Kids learn differently.  That much is certain. Educators are divided on the use of the term “learning styles,” but any good teacher worth his/her salt employs a slew of techniques to make information stick—reading, highlighting, chants, games,...

Benefits from Missions: A Student's Perspective

Thinking about taking a mission trip with church or family?  Concerned about cost and whether it is worth your time and investment?  Check out what Covenant Classical School 2018 graduate, Chloe Gantz, has to say about Missions.  Her heart and...

Helping Your Middle Schooler Navigate Ups and Downs

Do you remember the 1970’s “Dr. Doolittle” with Rex Harrison? There was this unusual creature called the “Pushmi-pullyu”(pronounced Push-Me-Pull-You).  No one was ever exactly sure what was the front of them.  This describes pre-teens!

Even...