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Common Struggles of Gifted Children

Gifted Children and the Difficulties They Face At first glance, it seems as though gifted children have it easy. However, the truth is gifted children have a burden to bear – the burden of being an outsider. Oftentimes, gifted children are social outcasts simply because they think differently, do not succumb to peer pressure, and excel where others fail. Some gifted children simply cannot stop thinking long enough to get a restful night’s sleep. If you know or suspect you are the parent of a gifted child, pay close attention to your little one’s sleep habits. Recognize the Importance of...

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Do You Have a Child Suffering From Anxiety?

Embrace the Challenge of Raising a Child Suffering From Anxiety Are you the parent of a child with anxiety?  If so, you should know you are not alone.  An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with anxiety.  Let’s face it: We live in anxious times.  The economy is mired in a recession, kids are spending more time staring at screens than interacting with their peers and there are countless distractions.  However, there is reason for hope.  Be proactive and you can help your child overcome his or her anxiety. Acknowledge Your Child’s Anxiety The first step toward addressing your...

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Are You Raising Sturdy Children?

Raising Sturdy Children? Consider This: Nowadays, it seems like it takes forever for kids to grow up. Kids are educated for decades before they can obtain a job that pays a living wage. Plenty of youngsters remain in the home until their 20s or even 30s. This “perpetual childhood” is unique to modern times in which there are plenty of people, few jobs that pay enough to permit autonomy, and an egregiously high cost of living. However, parents who go out of their way to raise sturdy children prepare their youngsters to mature in a timely manner and embrace the...

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Parents Role in the Context of Homework

What is the Parents Role with Homework? Do you remember those kids in school who got straight As yet did not seem that smart?  Chances are their parents were helping them with their homework or possibly even doing the homework on their behalf.  This raises the question of whether it is prudent – or fair – for parents to lend assistance with homework, projects and studying for tests. So what is the parent’s role? “For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” – 2 Thessalonians...

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Adjusting to a New School

Tips for Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School  Children are comfortable with routine and familiarity and adjusting to a new school may not come naturally. Few kids respond well to a move to a new location and transition to a new school. When everything familiar to a child is taken away, he or she is likely to feel depressed and angry, making it that much more difficult to transition to a new learning environment. However, parents can ameliorate this challenging situation by carefully implementing the strategies detailed below. Perform a Test Run before adjusting to a new school It...

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Transitioning from Homeschooling

Classical Christian Education and Transitioning from Homeschooling Making the transition from homeschooling to a Classical Christian school such as Northdale Christian Academy Carrollwood Florida will pose a few challenges.  Make a concerted effort to provide your little one with the necessary preparation along with ongoing support and this transition will prove easier than expected.  Below, we provide some tips that will facilitate a seamless shift from the homeschool environment to a Christian learning environment. Learning and Demonstrating Knowledge with Efficiency A large part of the challenge of segueing/transitioning from homeschooling environment to a more traditional learning environment is mastering concepts...

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Online Learning Transition

Navigating Virtual Reality to Optimize Online Learning The high-tech future we envisioned as children is finally here.  Thanks to advances in technology, it is now possible to do just about everything from the comfort of home.  From watching the latest movie releases to ordering groceries, interacting with friends/family in remote locations and attending online classes, you can do nearly everything in a virtual manner from your living room.  Learning from home is proving somewhat challenging due to seemingly endless distractions and the lack of a cohesive traditional classroom atmosphere.  Let’s take a look at a few strategies that will help...