. . . as happy as we are for a break, establishing and adjusting to a new routine can challenge both students and parents.
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Parents are expected to do it all for our school-aged children; at least that’s what we are told by others and sometimes ourselves! Doing it all creates a huge amount of pressure. I am one of those who put that pressure on herself only to discover that no matter how hard I tried in my own strength, I could never be the “64-pack of crayons” for my kids.
I don’t know what’s on your plate today, but perspective, struggle, prayer, and a desire to have God’s eyes are blending mightily on mine.
Let's face it, in today's fast-paced and productivity-driven culture, making your health a priority can seem impossible. Creating space to engage in healthful habits can even be perceived as selfish. How can you possibly make time for family dinner, physical activity, and adequate sleep when you have so many pressing obligations. The struggle is real!
It is mid-April and commencement preparations are just about complete on our campus. Parents wonder how and why this time warp took last week’s kindergartener and returned her a few days later as a senior.
It is not uncommon for students to become anxious and dread a test day. How, then, can teachers help lessen this anxiety while still gathering evidence of student learning?
“Stop your children’s fighting in three easy steps!” “Turn your kids from enemies into best friends!”
We may see promises like this and throw our hands up in the air, convinced that they can never deliver.
. . . true teaching focuses not on how or what we teach, but rather on the result or what has changed for our students after being taught.
Do you preview the books your child reads? Should you? If a book seems harmless, is it really necessary?
When I heard his “I can’t do it” cry, it evoked in me a protective instinct to rush to his rescue. It took my observant and wise husband only one afternoon of watching my “rescuing” to figure out what the problem was: me.
Trinity Christian School of Fairfax has families driving to school from more than 60 zip codes. What do you do when you are commuting from Gainesville, Washington DC, or Stafford?
Trinity is bursting at the seams with a staff that, of course, is ready to teach at a high level, but also is given an environment where they can nurture, connect, and see value in each student. That is the best value, one that makes our “cost” seem worth every bit of adjustment and planning.
Do we need to teach logic? Yes! Should we still teach our children to debate? Yes! Those who reason well, winsomely, and persuasively will be of great service to society. The sum of your word is truth, the Psalmist writes, may it be the sum of our words as well.
To provide the strongest foundation to our students, we desire that what is said and done at home is in alignment with the church and with the school. All three “legs” play a part in the spiritual nourishment of the child, but none of the legs can do the work without the others.
Trinity's reputation of academic success and college preparation facilitates many colleges wanting to be here to meet our students, and wanting our students to be at their schools.
Because He does all things well, we must pursue excellence in all that we do also.
The lure of public school is strong in this area- phrases like "best in the country" are tossed around liberally. But our plan was made clear to us- Christian school.