Helping Students Cope with Holiday Stress

"The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love."Psalm 103:8 NIV Holidays Can Be Stressful For Many Families For many students and families, this time off brings a lot of stress and anxiety. As educators, there are ways that we can help students cope with holiday stress. Students may exhibit more frequent or …

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Set You and Your Child Up for Success-Getting Quality Rest

" In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. "-Psalm 127:2 NIV A good night's sleep might be hard to come by, especially with the recent time change or if you have small children in your home. If you have children …

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Cabin Fever? Fun Activities for All Ages to Beat the Cold

"...So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience..."- Colosians 1:10-11 NIV As I am writing …

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Children are Always Watching- What do You Want Them to See?

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. "- Proverbs 22:6 NIV You may have heard the phrase "The children are always watching". I didn't think that was completely true until I had my own children. They are watching so much in …

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Establishing Meaningful Routines for Children: Teaching Study Skills and Responsibility to Children

"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way."- Psalm 37:23 ESV Last week we looked at ways to make meaningful morning and afternoon routines for students. Routines help children with consistency and accountability. If one has ever started a New Year's resolution and then stopped briefly, you know …

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5 Great Google Add-Ons for Teachers and Families

       At this time of the school year, I see the upcoming Christmas Break as a time to recharge with family and friends. It is a time to be thankful for all that we have in our lives and as a reminder of the reason for the Christmas season. For me, this can …

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