Educational Resources

Chore Charts: Are They Helpful for Older Kids Too?

Chore Charts: Are They Helpful for Older Kids Too?

One of our most downloaded articles is one in which we explained how routines and chore charts provide structure in times of transition. But as your kids get older, you may be wondering if chore charts feel too babyish or are even helpful in setting expectations. For...

What is a growth mindset and why does it matter?

What is a growth mindset and why does it matter?

What is a growth mindset? The term “growth mindset” refers to the belief about yourself that you are able to develop your skills, talents, and abilities. On the other hand, a “fixed mindset” is when a student or person believes he or she has only a certain amount of...

12 Things to Do for Tweens on School Breaks

12 Things to Do for Tweens on School Breaks

It can be tough to come up with things to do for tweens -- typically ages 8 to 12 -- since they're at a stage where toys feel too babyish and they aren't ready to handle teenage opportunities. So what does a parent do? With a little planning and space, your tweens can...

7 Ideas for Children’s Lunches on Busy Days

7 Ideas for Children’s Lunches on Busy Days

About this time in the school year, our household starts to wane in our routines a little. The kids start to sleep a little too late, mornings are dark and chilly, and it's tough, even for Mom, to rise early for lunch-packing. If you too are struggling with ideas for...

Feeling unsure about the parent teacher conference?

Feeling unsure about the parent teacher conference?

Parent teacher conferences should come naturally to parents, right? Not exactly. If you have wondered what questions to ask, how to prepare, and what to expect, we can help. Sometimes, it’s overwhelming to think of a one-on-one meeting with your child’s teacher...

Planning for Homeschool: 5 Tips, Tricks, and Resources

Planning for Homeschool: 5 Tips, Tricks, and Resources

Remember way back in July or August, when you were planning for homeschool, and everything seemed so easy? But now that you are in the thick of it with your actual, real kids, you might have had a few roadblocks or have had to abandon the plan in some way. Maybe...

When Learning Is Boring

When Learning Is Boring

If your child would rather watch a YouTube video, go next door to a friend's house, or play Xbox rather than learn, he is not alone. Students often complain that learning is boring. As our children grow, the enthusiasm for learning can wane -- but the good news is...

Why a school’s surrounding community is important

At teacher.org, Superintendant John Konen wrote that one of the strongest indicators of a thriving school is the surrounding community and how it partners with the school. When it comes to a common goal, schools and community partners -- businesses, organizations, and...

Parent Teacher Conferences and How to Prepare

(Brooke, add in links) Parent teacher conferences should come naturally to parents, right? Not exactly. If you have wondered what questions to ask, how to prepare, and what to expect, we can help. Sometimes, it’s overwhelming to think of a one-on-one meeting with your...

How to Homeschool Without Fear

How to Homeschool Without Fear

We can't take away your worries about how your child will turn out, but we can teach some principles of how to homeschool without fear. It's something every parent needs at some point along the homeschool journey: reassurance. You can do this! 7 Most Common Fears...

The Best Private Hybrid Schools Near Me

The Best Private Hybrid Schools Near Me

If you've ever Googled "private hybrid schools near me," this article is for you. In it, we will give you all the information you're looking for: How to find a private hybrid school Why private hybrid schools work so well for many families The differences between...

Fall Activities Near Me (And How Not to Be Overwhelmed)

Fall Activities Near Me (And How Not to Be Overwhelmed)

Google "Fall activities near me" and you're going to find so many things: bonfires, fall festivals, 5K run/walks, opportunities to attend a potluck, or participate in fall fundraisers. Fall has (just about) arrived in most areas of the U.S. and it's almost here in...

6 big-picture goals for student success

6 big-picture goals for student success

The novelty of a new school year has worn off. Now what? First, keep in mind these six big-picture goals for student success. Whether your child is in public school, private school, a hybrid school, or is homeschooled, the freshness of a new school year wears off --...

4 School Problems that Keep Parents Up at Night

4 School Problems that Keep Parents Up at Night

This is part 2 of a series about hybrid schools in Georgia and how they can be part of the solution for intentional parents looking for educational alternatives for their children. School problems are one of the top reasons parents experience fear or anxiety for their...

Hybrid Learning and Media: 5 Powerful Questions to Ask

Hybrid Learning and Media: 5 Powerful Questions to Ask

Want to know how to motivate your child? Keep reading. The Research and Its Impact on Hybrid Learning A study conducted by PBS Learning Media revealed that the majority of teachers think media platforms like YouTube have transformed how they teach. Over 70% of...

Hybrid Homeschool Near Me

Hybrid Homeschool Near Me

You may have wondered why there has been an increase in hybrid schools in the last few years. Certainly, the elephant in the room is the global pandemic, COVID-19. However, even before the pandemic, many were googling "hybrid homeschool near me." But why? Here is what...

Family Fun Activities Near Me??

Family Fun Activities Near Me??

Have you ever wished you didn't have to work so hard to make summer fun? Do you sometimes feel like you are a cruise director instead of a mom who still has all the real-life responsibilities? Ever Googled "Family Fun Activities Near Me"? We have been there too. Even...

Are you looking for a kindergarten readiness checklist?

Are you looking for a kindergarten readiness checklist?

The transition from preschool to kindergarten can be tricky. How do you know if your child is prepared for kindergarten? Before we get to the Kindergarten Readiness Checklist, congratulations! If you have a child who is between the ages of 4 and 6, you are raising a...