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Learning to Love Learning

We all want our children to love school, to enjoy learning, and to be motivated to know more about the world around them. Yet it is easy to focus more on the end result, achievements and grades, or with younger students the pace at which they reach certain milestones. On occasion I have had parents …

Posted by tparker on Thursday January 19
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“That Stinks!”: Tips for Reducing Complaining and Arguing in the Classroom and the Home

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Can you think of something that stinks? Just the word itself conjures up thoughts and places in my mind. I think of the kitchen environment and particular foods that can smell strong or poignant. One that comes to mind are onions. I love having onions in my food but an onion smell can linger in our …

Posted by rurban on Wednesday November 2, 2016
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KC Fletcher

Her daughter is the Bear Creek associate director of academic advising. Her daughter-in-law is a Bear

Creek preschool teacher. Her son-in-law is an Upper School teacher. Her granddaughter is a newly-enrolled preschool student. Her husband, now a retired Deputy Chief from the Seattle Fire Department,…

Posted by cglass on Monday October 24, 2016 at 07:18AM
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Let Your “Yes” Be Yes

I tend to be a slow decision maker. I like to look at things from all sides, consider various options, weigh the ramifications of each choice, and then settle on the best decision. Then, sometimes I change my mind.

Parenting is made up of hundreds of decisions every day, small, medium and big. We can…

Posted by tparker on Friday September 23, 2016
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Heigh Ho Heigh Ho it is Off to School We Go….

Five ways to Help your Child Thrive in the Back-to-School Transition

It is that time of year again when long summer nights diminish, water balloon fights commence, the s’mores have all been eaten, and school is now upon us. I love summer… but I also love school!

Going back to school or starting …

Posted by fcarhart on Thursday September 8, 2016
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The Grass is Purple on the Other Side

If there is one thing I have learned in life, it is that the grass is not always greener on the other side. All the grass is simply different. Sometimes it may be a slightly varied (but not better) shade of green. Instead of forest it is more chartreuse, or emerald, or olive. Other times …

Posted by tparker on Monday April 11, 2016
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Nobody Told Me There’d be Days Like These

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. –Galatians 6:9

Parenting is hard work, not for the faint of heart.  For those of you parenting young children, I’m guessing that at times you are weary. There is a high …

Posted by tparker on Thursday February 11, 2016
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Lessons Learned in Legoland: The Attribute of Resiliency

Rachael UrbanThis past summer, our family had the privilege to go to Legoland. At Legoland there is a motor-powered boat ride where a child can use his/her foot to operate the boat by pressing on a pedal and then steering the boat around a man-made lake. Throughout the lake, there are wooden boards that force …

Posted by rurban on Sunday November 15, 2015 at 07:05PM
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Transitioning Back to School for Younger Children

Rachael UrbanAs the summer winds down and fall approaches, all too suddenly children and families begin to anticipate the start of a new season… the beginning of a new school year. And with that anticipation children can begin to feel a wide variety of emotions. Here are a few ideas to help your child …

Posted by rurban on Friday September 4, 2015
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Kindnessbit

Rachael UrbanA look at character

In case you haven’t noticed, a big trend these days is the “Fitbit.” I see them on people everywhere I go. If you aren’t familiar with the technology, Fitbits are devices that can either be worn like a watch or clipped on to your clothes in order to track…

Posted by rurban on Wednesday July 8, 2015
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