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Benefits of a Private Christian K-12 Education

I grew up in a Christian home, the oldest of 5 children, the daughter of a teacher and an aerospace engineer. My parents believed in the value of Christian education, and so we all attended private school starting in kindergarten. This was a...

Keeping Your Child Cyber Safe

There is a lot to be afraid of when you have kids. Just outside your front door are a host of threats to their safety like bullies, moving vehicles and skateboard face plants. But that’s outside. Inside the four walls of your home you can rest...

The Financial Benefits of Private Schooling

We all like investments that are profitable and I would love to share about an investment my husband and I have made that has given us an excellent return. Private schooling our three daughters has been one of those.   A “wise investment” can...

10 Benefits of Small Class Sizes

On my daughter’s first day of kindergarten I called my mother to report on her granddaughter’s first day. “So?” she asked, “How big is her class?” My mother, a veteran public school teacher for over 30 years, knew that this was one of the major...

3 Ways to Balance Sports and School Work

You may have read about the research that clearly shows that youth who participate in sports perform better academically. This all sounds great until a young teen tries to navigate balancing this sport or sports with the day-to-day school work...

Homework Tips for Middle Schoolers

Homework is certainly a dreaded task for most middle schoolers, especially if they have a lot of it. I would like to share 6 tips that have helped my middle school student tackle homework like a champ!

Helicopter Mom, Coming in for a Landing

Some might refer to me as a helicopter mom, hovering around the school, volunteering at every opportunity.  Just to be close to my kids, in case they need me.  Making sure the middle schooler has all his books and knows his homework assignments. ...

High School Today, College Tomorrow

Yes, it really goes by that quickly!  If college is in your student’s future, you should know that it is never too early to start preparing.  Here are some quick pointers from this seasoned mom as I’ve had the privilege of doing this journey...