Understanding the Importance of Parental Involvement in Education

While schools give children the tools they need to be successful, parental involvement is what helps them thrive. Students with involved parents tend to show higher school engagement, motivation, and academic achievement. One of the best things you can do for your child in school is to be involved in their education. Read on to […]

Encouraging Positive Self-Talk for Your Child

Negative self-talk is a known issue among adults. However, the events that lead to negative self-talk often start at an early age. Children struggle to understand that things that happen to them aren’t necessarily their fault. Any mistake or difficult situation can feel like the end of the world. Like adults, children are also surrounded […]

5 Affordable Activities for Summer Family Fun

When you think of summer family vacations, luxury cruises and international trips may be the first things to come to mind. However, summer break doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. You can have just as much fun without going too far from home or dipping into your savings. Here are a few affordable […]

5 Tips for Helping Your Child Spring Clean and Organize

With your child excitedly anticipating summer being right around the corner, spring is the perfect time to teach your child new habits. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be all about getting the house in order in preparation for summer. It can also be a time to help your child understand the importance of cleaning and […]

5 Morning Habits to Start the Day Off Right

The start of the day can either be a drag or a time to get set up for success. Ultimately, it’s up to you. You and your child can spend the first moments of the day with the intention of getting through that first hour or so. Or, you can be intentional from the moment […]

7 Spring Break Ideas the Whole Family Will Love

The school year is flying by, and spring break will be upon us in no time! In Central Florida, we are blessed to have many places to visit that are drivable, one-day trips that won’t cost a fortune, and things to do for great family fun. Florida is a shining example of God’s never-ending awe […]

How to Help Your Child Stop Procrastinating

As a parent, you probably know the procrastination struggle is real! Your child waits until the last minute to start a project or homework, and they might not seem to understand the importance of doing things promptly. Getting your child ready and out the door on time can be stressful. It’s instinctive for us all […]

How to Help Your Child Choose the Best Extracurricular Activities for School

With school now in session, the time has come to choose extracurricular activities. Finding the balance between academic time, family time, downtime and extracurricular activities can be an overwhelming task. So how do you decide the best extracurricular activities for your child? What does your child like to do? Our suggestion is that you ask […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child to Go Back to School

Preparation for the start of a new school year can be stressful and anxiety-inducing for children and parents alike. Parents who lay the groundwork for the return to school throughout the summer break are less likely to face the drama that returning to school can bring.  Whether they’re a kindergartner going to school for the […]

Keeping Children Safe in the Summer Sun

The summer sun has been heating up Florida for months now, and the ever-rising temperatures confirm it. School is out, and families are taking to the pool, lakes, and ocean beaches to beat the heat for summertime fun. There are some precautions that parents and caregivers should take to prevent sunburn, long-term skin damage, heat […]