It’s time for us to decide what is best for our children and families. We
Family dinner is so important. It’s a time to decompress, make connections, and increase the family bond. If this is not something your family is in the habit of doing, we encourage you to make the time.
According to the website “Beloved Heart,” children who eat meals with their family on a regular basis:
have fewer behavior problems in school and are significantly less likely to get involved with drugs, alcohol, and early sexual behavior;
Check out our new book. Parents will want to know what is going in public school. Why are children being tested so much? Why is Common Core being used?
Most of us remember the Christmas or birthday, when we gave our child a wonderful gift wrapped in a beautiful large box. We watch with bated breath as they tear off the paper, dig inside the box to find the hidden treasure. It has been our dream to make our child happy, as we envision hours of delightful play with the new bounty.
This year Christmas will be different for many, just as the whole year has been with COVID-19. However, I am the person that tends to look for the good and not the bad, in every situation. So, make this year a positive, happy Christmas.
For those of you who may not know, teachers are given a curriculum for their grade levels, including kindergarten. This curriculum is very extensive and includes everything children should know, what is considered mastery, how technology should be used, and a time frame for accomplishing these feats.
Sylvia McCrory has researched the importance of play. Listen to her discussion.
I am going to suggest we all put away our smartphones, except for actual phone calls. Everywhere we go, we see other people engrossed in their phones, and to be honest it is annoying when it is someone else. But are we examining our own use, are we being an example for our children…