When considering the discussion you should have with your child(ren) regarding school violence, it seems like a daunting and unpleasant task. How do you broach this subject? What are the signs that it is time to have this talk? How can you recognize if your child is being bullied and what can you do to prevent bullying in your child’s school? We may not want to think about this or believe it, but what if your child is the one doing the bullying? All of these questions lead to the same important answers that, as parents, we can’t always rely on children to make the right choices naturally. There have been 31 school shootings ranging from elementary school to college in 2017 and the year isn’t even over. We must step in and do our part to prevent tragic violent events in schools.
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Parents strive to shield their children from painful situations. We want their childhoods filled with laughter, joy, and a sense of being carefree because we all know that one day the inevitable will happen – our children will see, experience, and feel the pain from tragedies. Many times these horrible situations will be far removed from our children. It will be something they hear about at school, see on television, or read about online. There are times, however, where our children experience the unfathomable. They may still be little or they may be adults, but as parents one thing never changes: we don’t want them to ever feel that pain.
Nonetheless the world is a scary and unforgiving place. It is our job as parents to do our best to teach our children how to cope with such horrific events such as the massacre in Orlando, and how to reach beyond the initial scope of pain and hate to one of empathy and love for those most affected.
One of the most difficult decisions that any parent has to make is where to send their kids to school. While local public schools are perfectly adequate for many kids, they aren’t always the best option. Regardless of the reasons why, if you’ve determined that a private school is a better choice, you then need to make another decision: private day school or boarding school?
The notion of boarding school isn’t always met with enthusiasm. There’s often a perception that boarding schools are full of wealthy kids, or kids who were troublemakers at home. Parents also often feel guilty about sending their kids to boarding school, and they are reluctant to spend so much time away from them.
However, the truth is, boarding schools aren’t always for troubled kids or kids who don’t have a great home life. In fact, there are a number of advantages to attending a boarding school that students who go to a public or day school don’t usually see.
Whether you like it or not, it’s that time again. Election season is upon us and we are about to be bombarded by political campaigns and an abundant amount of those oh-so-fun commercials and phone calls we all have grown to love. Kidding, of course, but you just have to accept it and honestly, should embrace it and use it as a great way to introduce your children to politics.
As kids grow up, more and more they are thrown into the political world and it is so important that they know and fully grasp the concept, so when they turn the big 1-8, they know and understand the who, what and why on whom they’re voting for.
No matter the age, there are fun ways to slowly introduce them to the world of politics. Here are a few ways!
When it comes to back to school, parents are probably the most excited: let’s be honest, we’re in dire need of some time to ourselves by the end of summer and somewhat of a normal routine. When the time comes though, we place a lot of trust and faith in our schools and teachers each year, and often don’t realize how much of an impact we as parents have on our child’s learning, or just how many opportunities we have to become involved in our child’s learning. The truth is, parent involvement has more of an impact on the overall child’s well-being than that of the teacher they see every day. Here’s why and how.
Every year parents face the tasks involved with the start of school. Kids need to be registered. You have to prepare your family to get out of summer mode and back into the school schedule. And then there is the shopping; new clothes, new backpacks, and school supplies. It can really add up and take a toll on your bank account. Parents report spending anywhere from $100 to $1,000 in one year on items requested by schools to aid the education of their children. According to the National Retail Federation, total spending on back to school and college will reach $68 billion dollars in 2015. The high price tag of back to school seems to be getting higher, and more and more parents are getting frustrated.
Bullying is a term that has had a profound impact on school systems, especially in more recent times because the internet. It is a serious problem that needs to be addressed before it starts. Ultimately, it is up to us, as parents, to ensure our kids safety and security. But what exactly can we do about it? Let’s discuss a few alarming statistics and explore ways to prevent bullying.
Perhaps you are considering or have made the decision to homeschool, a choice you and your spouse or close family probably thought long and hard about. Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute describes homeschooling as “the fastest-growing form of education.” (1) Making the decision to homeschool is only the first step– next you need to select a curriculum that best accommodates all educational aspects for your child. Read on for an overview of the potential options to choose from!