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vaccinate

Parents: Please Vaccinate, Before It’s Too Late

When I was in fifth grade, I just knew I wanted to be a nurse. I read every women’s biography in my elementary- and middle-school libraries, including those about nurses such as Florence Nightingale,...
closing the gap

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: Closing the Gap

As we embark on the next chapter of your child’s education, one thought often comes to mind, "My child is so far behind. How will the learning gap close? How will my child get...

Taming the Toy Tornado

I was at the end of my rope when it came to the toy situation in our home. The constant tidying, distracting aesthetics of each room, and the disinterest and lack of focus from...

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: 8 Ways to Prep Your Child for Their First...

As a mom preparing to send your little one to school for the first time, you’ve probably purchased a tiny backpack, labeled water bottles, and scoured Pinterest for lunch ideas. Now that you’ve checked...
Community First

3 Tips for Buying in a Hot Purchase Market

You found it. Your dream home. The place you and your family will live for the rest of your lives (well until the kids hopefully move out). But then it happens. It’s already under contract...
love

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: On Loving and Letting Go

It’s the most vulnerable place for a lover to be, having children. It’s the equivalent of a planetary love-pole reversal. How else do parents claim they love their children so much, but do the...
kindergarten

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: Tips for Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an exciting year for both students and parents. In this milestone year, children learn important reading and writing skills, explore new math and science concepts, learn essential social and emotional skills, and...
middle schooler

How To Trick Your Middle-Schooler Into Spending More Time With You

Okay, the word trick sounds desperate. However, I am not above any tactics of desperation if it means getting to spend time with my middle-schooler who now barricades himself in his room unless I’m...
jacksonville country day school

5 Back-to-School Tips From Teachers (Who Are Also Parents)

The new school year is only days away, and it is time to make sure your child’s backpacks are ready and be certain they have finished their summer work. Here at Jacksonville Country Day...
juneteenth

Embracing My Black Beauty: ‘Every Strand and Every Coil Is Perfect’

Ten years ago, when I went natural, not only did I let go of products that carried harmful ingredients like sulfates, parabens, and formaldehyde — but I also left behind self-hate. See for me,...
water safety

Staying Safe and Having Fun Around Water This Summer

School’s out for the summer, which means families are gearing up to spend more time by the pool, at the beach, and on the river. Because Jacksonville offers more beachfront than any other city...

Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Prepares Children for Kindergarten

Ninety percent of a child's brain develops by age 5. Although the brain continues to develop into adulthood, the early years build a foundation for future learning. A child's experience with other people and...