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12Jul / Thu / 2018

Beat the Heat with This Cool Treat

If you were to poll a group of people today, asking them about their favorite holiday, they would undoubtedly tell you “Christmas” or “Thanksgiving”. And while those are both great holidays for different reasons, many people look forward to the sweet and savory recipes that come along with those glorious family gatherings. Fast forward to […]

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11Jun / Mon / 2018

Beat Summer Boredom

Many might remember the song from the 1970s “School’s Out.” But now that you’re a parent with children of your own, when the school year comes to a close, you might prefer to sing “Jesus Keep Me Near the cross.” Sure, we all love our kids. However, truth be told, we sometimes have a tough […]

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14May / Mon / 2018

Defining Digital Wellness: How to Safeguard Your Student’s Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health in a Tech-Driven World

There probably isn’t a parent among us who hasn’t wondered how to rein in some aspect of technology in their child’s life. But for most of us, there’s also a sense of appreciation for the ways technology has benefited our daily lives. Let’s be honest: who doesn’t find it practical and handy for finding a […]

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21Feb / Wed / 2018

10 Ways to Make Writing Exciting for Your Middle Schooler

Has your middle schooler procrastinated on a writing assignment? For most families with teens or tweens, that would not be unusual! It might be time to consider some new ways to ignite your middle schooler’s interest in putting pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard. Since written expression is a skill on which students […]

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6Feb / Tue / 2018

8 Ways 8th Graders Can Start Preparing for College

Think back to your own middle school years: was college planning on your mind? If that sounds too early to you, think again! Today, many guidance specialists suggest that 8th grade is the optimal time to start charting the course toward college. Intentional conversations and careful planning can prepare your child for wise and informed […]

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