How to Help Your Child Cope After a Natural Disaster

We hope you are beginning to return to some sense of normalcy in your daily lives. Recovering from a disaster of the magnitude of Hurricane Michael can be extremely challenging. In addition to the rebuilding, repairing, and cleaning, come the more intangible struggles from which we also have to recover. We want to offer a…

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Six Things to Consider when Looking for a School Home

Researching a school for your child can be very exciting, as well as an overwhelming time for your family. Our Admissions Director Nena Martinez put together a few tips on what to consider during your school search. Talk to your friends and relatives, to your dentist or doctor, that mom at the park, and anyone…

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How to Help your Child See Failure as “Speed Bumps”

Contributed by Beth McCann and Jenna Long, Guidance Counselors “Failures are the finger posts on the road to achievement.” -C.S. Lewis In the precious years of young childhood, we often shelter our children from things we consider “bad.” In many arenas of the big world, this can serve our children well.  However, there are times that…

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7 Things Parents Can Do To Keep Up With the Kids on Social Media

Contributed by Holli Scharinger, HCES Technology Coordinator Just when you’ve gotten the hang of Facebook, your kids have moved on to the latest and greatest social media app(s).  Keeping up with your kids on social media can be a lot like taking a drink of water from a fire hydrant.  It’s all just too much…

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How Do We Prepare Our Children for Hurricane Irma?

Contributed by Lisa Butera, Middle School Guidance Counselor As hurricane Irma approaches, we are all making preparations to stay safe and take care of our loved ones. This time brings anxiety and uncertainty to all of us, including the youngest members of our family. It’s hard to escape the reality of the situation when it’s…

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