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Cornerstone Classical Academy

Classical Education: Teaching Students How to Think for Themselves

"Hi, I’m Lindsay, and I’m starting a school." It’s become a running joke between me and my husband: How many seconds after meeting a complete stranger until I drop "the bombshell"? He puts the over/under...
teen checking account

Choosing the Right Checking Account for Your Teen

While your child may know the basics when it comes to spending and (hopefully) saving money, with age comes an increase in responsibility (as we know all too well). As your not-so-little one grows...

Full of Hope: A Beautiful View of Remote Learning at Jacksonville Country Day School

The chrysalis had turned black. I searched Google for answers, but Harvey knew this meant it would hatch soon because he has been learning about this with his class. We had left the house...

While the World Is Ever-Changing, Home Is Where the Heart Is

Real estate agents are constantly adapting to a job that is flexible but non-stop. We adjust our days, appointments, time with family, and much more to help people through an incredibly important decision. As...

Best Ways for Divorced Couples to Co-Parent During COVID-19

As we all navigate through the pandemic, social distancing, and virtual schooling, we are faced with day-to-day decisions that may have been easier to answer just a few weeks ago. Whether you have school-age...
earth day

Don’t Be a Trash Talker, Put Your Beliefs Into Action

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! For five decades, concerned groups of people around the world have made it their priority to act and celebrate caring for our planet. You can call her...

Over QuaranScreened? Helpful Tips on Screen Time

Given the current environment and reliance on remote learning, it’s really important to manage screen time for overall good health when everything from school to church to ballet lessons is being offered online. It...
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Staying Calm for the Kids: Tips for Discussing COVID-19

During difficult times, children look to adults to learn how to react. What you say and how you react to the COVID-19 pandemic can affect your children’s anxiety. If you seem overly worried, your...
remote learning

The ABCs of Remote Learning

ABCs and 123s, many of us are starting fresh with a new school adventure with at-home, distance, and remote learning. Parents, we got this! Heather Oulton, a Lead Teacher from The Discovery School, offers a...
jacksonville country day school

Investing in Your Child’s Early Education

The years between ages 3 and 5 are critical for shaping a healthy, productive, and successful future for children. As a former pre-K teacher at Jacksonville Country Day School for seven years, I have...
social distancing

The Coronavirus Conundrum: Doing the Next Right Thing

I feel like we are living part of the Frozen II soundtrack — namely, "Into The Unknown" and "The Next Right Thing." (Can't you just hear Kristen Bell's melodic voice ringing through the deserted...
Swim and Swimming Lessons in Jacksonville

Swim Lessons and Swim Schools In & Around Jacksonville

Drowning is a major cause of accidental death for young children and can occur in just centimeters of water. However, drowning is not the only risk; many of the different water activities families choose...