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LIFE SKILLS

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What threats lurk on the wide world web? The internet is a powerful tool that puts the world at your child’s fingertips. Unfortunately, it can also expose them to hidden dangers, from cyber thieves to predators. You cannot protect them unless you have some understanding of the technology. We give tips on how to safeguard your children on the internet. American Heritage School, World Web, Student Skills, Cyber Threat, Fingertips, Life Skills, Core, Internet, Understanding
Cyber Threats and Your Child
What threats lurk on the wide world web? The internet is a powerful tool that puts the world at your child’s fingertips. Unfortunately, it can also expose them to hidden dangers, from cyber thieves to predators. You cannot protect them unless you have some understanding of the technology. We give tips on how to safeguard your children on the internet.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” At times it seems like we have forgotten this philosophy. However, we should never forget that healthy competition is good. Whether a science fair, football game, or writing contest, competition builds stronger character and self-esteem. It can also help your child learn how to accept the loss and then recover. We discuss how healthy competition can help your child win in life. Writing Contests, Strong Character, Win Or Lose, Science Fair, Football Games, Recover, Self Esteem
Play to Win, Lose, and Grow
“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” At times it seems like we have forgotten this philosophy. However, we should never forget that healthy competition is good. Whether a science fair, football game, or writing contest, competition builds stronger character and self-esteem. It can also help your child learn how to accept the loss and then recover. We discuss how healthy competition can help your child win in life.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Time management is an essential skill that every student must master to succeed in school and in life. Organization and self-discipline go hand in hand, as is the ability to distinguish between needs and wants. We study the value of learning how to organize and give tips that students can use to build this valuable skill. Self Discipline, Life Organization, Time Management, Succeed, Abilities, Organize, Students
How to Manage the Clock
Time management is an essential skill that every student must master to succeed in school and in life. Organization and self-discipline go hand in hand, as is the ability to distinguish between needs and wants. We study the value of learning how to organize and give tips that students can use to build this valuable skill.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
The link between school lunches and school performance is more connected than you may realize. We know nutrition is important for a child’s physical development. However, it also plays a role in how a student performs in school. A study in California found that test scores improved when students were given healthier school lunches. We discuss the study and why nutrition matters. Child Hunger, Child Obesity, Healthy School Lunches, School Success, National School, Mental Energy, Academic Achievement
Nutrition For School Success
The link between school lunches and school performance is more connected than you may realize. We know nutrition is important for a child’s physical development. However, it also plays a role in how a student performs in school. A study in California found that test scores improved when students were given healthier school lunches. We discuss the study and why nutrition matters.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Let’s talk about communication. Let’s talk about the importance of communication in building a good parent-teacher relationship. Establishing that relationship is key to your child’s success throughout the year, and it begins the first day. What are some of the ways we can keep communication open and flowing? We discuss how to build a parent-teacher partnership. Importance Of Communication, Parent Teacher Communication, Student Success, Parents As Teachers, Discuss, Relationship, Parenting
When We Fail To Communicate They Fail
Let’s talk about communication. Let’s talk about the importance of communication in building a good parent-teacher relationship. Establishing that relationship is key to your child’s success throughout the year, and it begins the first day. What are some of the ways we can keep communication open and flowing? We discuss how to build a parent-teacher partnership.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Who needs empathy? We all do. It is well known that studying the arts can improve academic performance, cognitive development, and communication skills. Did you know the arts also help your child develop empathy and compassion for others? This is vital for your child’s future success as well as our country and the world. Find out three ways the arts help students develop empathy. Cognitive Development, Third Way, Communication Skills, Empathy, Studying, Compassion, This Is Us
Cultivating Empathy with the Arts
Who needs empathy? We all do. It is well known that studying the arts can improve academic performance, cognitive development, and communication skills. Did you know the arts also help your child develop empathy and compassion for others? This is vital for your child’s future success as well as our country and the world. Find out three ways the arts help students develop empathy.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
The pressure to perform is enormous, whether it’s in the classroom, a ball field, or getting into the right college. Many students relish the challenge. Some can fall into a chronic state of exhaustion, stress, and anxiety. Student burnout is a real thing, and it can become a real problem. We discuss the signs of burnout and what you can do to help your child overcome it. Just Tired, School Staff, What You Can Do, Burnout, Chronic, Overcoming
Just Tired or Burned Out?
The pressure to perform is enormous, whether it’s in the classroom, a ball field, or getting into the right college. Many students relish the challenge. Some can fall into a chronic state of exhaustion, stress, and anxiety. Student burnout is a real thing, and it can become a real problem. We discuss the signs of burnout and what you can do to help your child overcome it.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Pre-K is much more than childcare. It should serve as the foundation for your child’s academic journey. A good program is designed to acclimate children to the school environment and introduce basic concepts, while also helping to develop social and communication skills. Learn more about the essential qualities of a pre-K program and how American Heritage School can start your child on that journey. Pre Kindergarten, Childcare, Academics, Introduce, Preschool, Serve
The Journey Starts Here
Pre-K is much more than childcare. It should serve as the foundation for your child’s academic journey. A good program is designed to acclimate children to the school environment and introduce basic concepts, while also helping to develop social and communication skills. Learn more about the essential qualities of a pre-K program and how American Heritage School can start your child on that journey.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
5 ways drama and speech build communication skills:   Employers list “good communication” as a top skill prized in new hires. Whether communicating in emails or during a presentation, it is essential to be able to convey ideas. Drama and speech can help build language skills and self-esteem and give kids the ability to think on their feet. Find out more ways drama and speech can help with communication and public speaking. Brain Development, Language Development, Math Skills, Learning A Second Language, Building Self Confidence, Enrichment Programs, Philosophy Of Education
Fine Arts and the Young Mind
5 ways drama and speech build communication skills: Employers list “good communication” as a top skill prized in new hires. Whether communicating in emails or during a presentation, it is essential to be able to convey ideas. Drama and speech can help build language skills and self-esteem and give kids the ability to think on their feet. Find out more ways drama and speech can help with communication and public speaking.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Teaching Your Child How to Cope Adversity is a fact of life. Although you hate to see your child struggle, adversity is not always a negative thing. In fact, the trick is teaching your child how to persevere, even when something is hard. Your child will need coping skills to succeed, and it is your job to teach them those skills. We give tips for how you can both learn to cope with adversity. Coping Skills, Self Advocacy, Feeling Frustrated, Good Attitude, Life Facts, Adversity, Advocate
Advocating for Your Child: How to Set a Good Example for Dealing with Adversity
Teaching Your Child How to Cope Adversity is a fact of life. Although you hate to see your child struggle, adversity is not always a negative thing. In fact, the trick is teaching your child how to persevere, even when something is hard. Your child will need coping skills to succeed, and it is your job to teach them those skills. We give tips for how you can both learn to cope with adversity.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
We Need to Talk Is getting your child to talk about school like pulling teeth? Do you ask questions, only to receive one-word responses like “fine” or even a shrug? These conversations can be especially painful with tweens and teens. Never fear. There are ways to “make them talk.” We offer 7 tips for getting your child (or even teenagers) to open up about school and life in general. Kids Talking, Talking To You, Professional Counseling, Guidance Counselors, Fly On The Wall, Puberty, Adolescence, Art Music
7 Ways to Get Your Child Talking About School (and Anything Else)
We Need to Talk Is getting your child to talk about school like pulling teeth? Do you ask questions, only to receive one-word responses like “fine” or even a shrug? These conversations can be especially painful with tweens and teens. Never fear. There are ways to “make them talk.” We offer 7 tips for getting your child (or even teenagers) to open up about school and life in general.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Anxiety Is Not Just in Their Head Nearly one-third of college students suffer from depression. 61% of teens say they feel pressure to get good grades. Perfectionism can be a crippling problem, often leading to anxiety, depression, and feelings of helplessness. Thinking the issue will just “go away” doesn’t work. You can help your child manage anxiety and find peace of mind, and we have four suggestions. Meditation Timer, Insight Meditation, College Fun, College Students, Smiling Mind, Good Gut Bacteria, Relaxation Response
The Struggle with Teen Anxiety Is Real
Anxiety Is Not Just in Their Head Nearly one-third of college students suffer from depression. 61% of teens say they feel pressure to get good grades. Perfectionism can be a crippling problem, often leading to anxiety, depression, and feelings of helplessness. Thinking the issue will just “go away” doesn’t work. You can help your child manage anxiety and find peace of mind, and we have four suggestions.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
3 Ways to Empower Your Child’s Voice “Speak up for yourself.” It’s a lesson every child needs to learn. We call it self-advocacy, and it’s a life skill that can translate to becoming a successful adult. Even shy kids are capable of finding their voice. Whether it’s speaking up on the playground or classroom, with peers, or those in authority, there are ways to encourage and empower your child’s voice. We offer 3 ways to build confidence and self-advocacy in your kids. School Play, School Help, How To Gain Confidence, Confidence Building, Positive Learning, Kids Learning, Shy Kids
Empowering Your Child’s Voice
3 Ways to Empower Your Child’s Voice “Speak up for yourself.” It’s a lesson every child needs to learn. We call it self-advocacy, and it’s a life skill that can translate to becoming a successful adult. Even shy kids are capable of finding their voice. Whether it’s speaking up on the playground or classroom, with peers, or those in authority, there are ways to encourage and empower your child’s voice. We offer 3 ways to build confidence and self-advocacy in your kids.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Good personal finances add up to better future: skills are often lacking in young people, which can lead to a number of problems later in life. Personal finance, building savings, and managing debt is essential for civic engagement and preparing students for a more stable future. Find out how you can build financial skills. Student Studying, Student Learning, Fiscal Responsibility, Federal Budget, National Debt, Civic Engagement, Social Environment, Debt Management
Learning Financial Responsibility
Good personal finances add up to better future: skills are often lacking in young people, which can lead to a number of problems later in life. Personal finance, building savings, and managing debt is essential for civic engagement and preparing students for a more stable future. Find out how you can build financial skills.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools
Eating Healthy for Your Child’s Life Diet affects your child’s health, mental ability, and overall development. Our modern lifestyle means we don’t always eat right, which can impair your child’s ability to learn, retain information, and stay focused in school. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 3 kids are overweight in the U.S. This can affect their health now and as adults. We provide tips and resources to help you plan healthier meals for your family. Grown Children, 3 Kids, Free Kids, Eating Healthy, Get Healthy, Healthy Recipes, Lifestyle Meaning
The Role of Proper Nutrition in Education
Eating Healthy for Your Child’s Life Diet affects your child’s health, mental ability, and overall development. Our modern lifestyle means we don’t always eat right, which can impair your child’s ability to learn, retain information, and stay focused in school. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 3 kids are overweight in the U.S. This can affect their health now and as adults. We provide tips and resources to help you plan healthier meals for your family.
American Heritage Schools
American Heritage Schools