Empowering Your Children

Witnessing your child struggle can be painful, and oftentimes your parental instincts make you want to jump in and save the day. However, helping our children in this way can end up hurting them in the end. Allowing them to get through struggles on their own will help empower them and inspire resilience. Here’s how […]

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Life Skills to Teach Your Child by Age 10

Today’s world is so dependent on technology, it can be easy for kids to miss out on practical life skills like handwriting a letter or reading a map. A study by AVG Technologies found that 58% of 3- to 5-year-olds in the U.S. could navigate a smartphone, but only one out of six, or 15%, […]

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Child Anxiety Myths

There are many assumptions made about child anxiety, many of which are false. Most tend to come from family and friends who do not have anxiety and are confused by the child’s feelings. Here are some common myths about child anxiety: There’s No Reason to be Anxious Many parents wonder what in the world their […]

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Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

Mindfulness is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” Mindfulness helps children focus on what is happening now and keeps their thoughts from drifting, helping them build skills like focus and self-control. […]

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Keeping Holidays Stress-Free

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest. Between buying gifts for all your family and friends, to holiday events, family gatherings, and more, a joyful holiday can become more stressful than it should be. When kids see their parents getting stressed, they can become stressed too. Here’s what to […]

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Keeping Your Child Motivated in School

Success in school starts at home, but so can failure. Studies have shown that poor academic performance is linked to factors like poor nutrition, lack of sleep, obesity, and lack of parental support. Conversely, the same studies have shown higher test scores for students whose homes foster healthy habits, regular routines, and good communication habits. […]

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Tips for Elementary School Success

According to the U.S. Department of Education, parent support is more important to school success than a child’s I.Q., economic status, or school setting. Wondering what you can do to foster your child’s success in school? Keep reading: Positive Attitude Show enthusiasm about your child’s school to help your children get excited and eager to […]

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Social Media Smarts for Kids

Whether your child currently uses social media or if they haven’t reached that age just yet, it is important to talk with your kids about how to use social media wisely. There are plenty of good things about social media, but there are also risks. Here’s what to talk about with your children when it […]

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Benefits of Small Class Sizes

Walton Academy, a private school located in Greenville, North Carolina is unique for its small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, and a strong support system. Private schools with small class sizes are actually more desirable than those with larger ones, but have you ever wondered how it can actually benefit your child? One-on-One Having a […]

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Benefits of Music Lessons

Thinking of signing your child up for music lessons as an extracurricular activity? Learning to play an instrument can actually enhance the skills needed for education and social interaction. There are many more benefits of music education, including the following: Academic Skills Music and math are intertwined. Children learn how to create fractions, divide, and […]

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