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...


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...


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...


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...


The Value of Losing

Lessons we can all learn from losing American society is somewhat characterized by its winner-take-all mentality. Our society’s winners live like kings, while the “losers” often struggle to get by. In short, we have glorified winners and demonized losers. Unfortunately, this mentality is rubbing off on our children, many of whom just can’t handle losing. So, what is the value of losing? “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates Though it is certainly important to provide our children with positive reinforcement for success (“winning”), it is important that our little ones...


Overscheduled Children

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Overscheduled Children Countless parents across the United States and beyond are beginning to realize their child is overscheduled, overstructured, and simply too busy. Sadly, we have lost sight of the fact that childhood is a time for fun, socialization, and exploration. Parents far and wide are overburdening their kids with an excessive number of activities rather than letting them enjoy unstructured free time. Though some structure will certainly help your child, overscheduling has the potential to make his or her life quite miserable. Let’s take a quick look at the signs and symptoms of overscheduling children. Your...

Heads Up!

Northdale Lutheran School is now
Northdale Christian Academy
as of the 2020-2021 school year!