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“I don’t like asking questions in class because a lot of the teachers tell us we should already know the material.” As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I began to become furious after I heard gifted kid after gifted kid...
In July 2020, I wrote a blog about why I chose to send my children to an in-person charter school for the 2020–2021 school year. This article received over 150 comments on Facebook, ranging from support for my decision...
Few things give us the warm fuzzies more than a child sleeping peacefully. But if they don't get adequate snooze time, be it through naps or bedtime, it can actually affect far more than your kiddo's mood. While loud snoring...
Who are these gifted kids and teens? These are kids who enjoy expressing themselves through the arts, academics, or in other ways. I consider all children gifted, as every child has unique talents, skills, or other characteristics that they...
As parents, we’ve all been there. We open our kid's backpack to see what treasures they left us, only to find the colorful pages of a book fair flyer. If you’re anything like me, you may have mixed feelings...
If you’re like me, I stressed about middle school WAAAAY before I needed to be stressed. Put it this way: I attended Fifth Grade Parent Information nights at our surrounding middle schools as a fourth-grade parent, and again as a...
Just when I figured out the best approach to parenting my firstborn, her brother came along. Surely, I could apply the same parenting strategies with him that I learned from the previous two-and-a-half years? Boy, was I wrong. In fact, my three...
I dreaded it for years. The hormones. The backtalk. The eye rolls. Uncontrolled emotions. His awkwardness. My awkwardness answering certain "questions." Seven class changes with seven different teachers. The increased workload. Bullies. Fights. Heartbreak. We have only begun the...
As the Computer Science Specialist at Jacksonville Country Day School, I am often amazed at how teaching methods have changed considerably since I first began. When I think back to my first year of teaching in the “computer lab” 11...
Whether you’ve heard of the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) or not, the community center located on San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin is, and has been, deeply committed to the community of Jacksonville for more than 40 years. Through enhancing...
This year is hard. It’s strange, different, and goes against everything we’ve ever imagined for our children’s education. Yet here we are, making the best of what we can and returning to the “new normal” for our kids. Throughout...
I am the mother of a 4-year-old.  That sentence carries all of the weight that you know so well. As the pressures and judgments of the mothering world come down upon you, let me put you at ease regarding your...

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