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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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 ways drama and speech build communication skills: Employers list âgood communicationâ 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.
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.
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 âfineâ or even a shrug? These conversations can be especially painful with tweens and teens. Never fear. There are ways to âmake them talk.â We offer 7 tips for getting your child (or even teenagers) to open up about school and life in general.
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 âgo awayâ doesnât work. You can help your child manage anxiety and find peace of mind, and we have four suggestions.
3 Ways to Empower Your Childâs Voice âSpeak up for yourself.â Itâs a lesson every child needs to learn. We call it self-advocacy, and itâs a life skill that can translate to becoming a successful adult. Even shy kids are capable of finding their voice. Whether itâs speaking up on the playground or classroom, with peers, or those in authority, there are ways to encourage and empower your childâs voice. We offer 3 ways to build confidence and self-advocacy in your kids.
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.
Eating Healthy for Your Childâs Life Diet affects your childâs health, mental ability, and overall development. Our modern lifestyle means we donât always eat right, which can impair your childâs 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.
5 Tips to Help Kids Master Time Is your child organized and able to prioritize tasks? Or is he or she always playing catch up? Time management is a critical skill that every student needs to learn to be successful in school and later in life. Many struggle in this area, but there are ways to overcome the problem. We offer five tips to help your child build time management skills.
4 Ways a Second Language Benefits Your Child Learning a second language is not just about checking off a requirement to graduate. Itâs about improving communication skills, learning about a different culture, enhancing college applications, and improving future career prospects. Find out the benefits of learning another language and foreign language studies at American Heritage School.
Life Lessons from Equestrianism Equestrianism is an activity that can benefit any child. It builds practical life skills, increases empathy, fosters an appreciation for nature and animals, and builds self-esteem. Our award-winning Equestrian Program provides high-quality instruction and opportunities for competition. Find out more about how it can benefit your child.
Leaders are built, not born. Leadership skills are in demand by employers in every industry. These include skills like communication, public speaking, enthusiasm, assertiveness, and personal character. It takes time and effort, but those who develop these core skills will be set up for a successful future. Find out why leadership skills are so important and how you can help build them. Read More >