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21 Best-Loved Books for Preschoolers

Reading is one of the most important skills a child can develop. It’s never too early to introduce them to great books. Here is a list of 21 most-loved books for children of preschool age.  Choose one from the list and find a quiet moment during...

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.....

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,...

Moms In Prayer—Mothers Praying Together for Their School Children

I took pictures before she left and baked cupcakes for after school.  I couldn’t help myself. I was bursting with pride for my wonderful firstborn, all dressed up for her first day of high school.  Oh, she was scared stiff, all right. Weren’t we...

43 Summer Activities to Enjoy with Young Children

Summer days are the perfect opportunity to kick back and enjoy being with your kids. Children love it when parents join in their playtime. If you have a toddler, preschooler, young elementary student, or all of the above, check out these ideas to...

Ready, Set, Read!!!  3 Ways Summer Reading Can Make This Your Best Summer Yet!

Often just speaking the words, “summer reading” can elicit eye rolls and groans from your children. After all, summer is for freedom, adventure, and fun, not more schoolwork. 

What if you could turn your reluctant reader into a book lover?  What...

Good Parenting Starts with the Spiritual Health of the Parent

His Yoke is Easy (learning from Matthew 11:28)

I misplaced Christ’s yoke as a young mother.  I must have laid it down to finish a load of clothes and to restack toys on the shelf.  Then the baby woke from her nap, the schoolkids got home, and...

Kindergarten at Home:  3 Factors to Consider

Many parents feel that familiar squeeze in their chest when they consider Kindergarten for their child. Their hearts may not feel ready for such a big change. A few half days of preschool each week was one thing, but Kindergarten suddenly means...