Choosing the right school for your child is more than just comparing school ratings. It should propose the question: What life skills will my child take away upon graduation, and how much will it contribute to their college readiness?
It seems as though babies know how to use a smartphone before they even have a bite of solid food. Good parenting is already tough, and that was before we had to figure out how to raise children who are “growing up digital.” But before you start unplugging all your children’s devices, learn how a balanced life with technology can actually be beneficial for your child's development. Positive parenting with digital devices begins with the relationship with your child.
As you and your child settle into the new school year, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos of juggling busy schedules and enrolling in after-school activities. Whether it’s trying out for the basketball team or picking up a new instrument for classes at Bach to Rock, the start of a new school year is nothing short of eventful for the whole family. And as you make the transition out of lazy summer days, you’ll come to find that it not only affects commute schedules and bedtimes, but it also alters your grocery shopping lists.
Believe it or not, summer is coming to an end. While it may be sad to say goodbye to summer vacation, the next few weeks are the perfect opportunity to get your child (and yourself) prepared for the new school year. Starting a new school year can be filled with a variety of emotions: excitement, stress, hopefulness, nervousness, etc. By setting goals for the student in your family, you can keep bumps in the road to a minimum and create skills they can carry through the whole school year, not just the beginning.
We know that getting a child ready for school can be hard work but the after school hours can be just as stressful. With nothing to do in those long hours between school and home, it can be tough to keep kids motivated through the week, as boredom is sure to creep up on them without warning. Here are some of our favorite Lake Mary after school activities to keep your kids going.
During the school year, your child’s weekday schedule becomes routine—a full day of classes followed by after-school sports, extracurricular activities and homework fill the remainder of the evening. Adjusting to the new availability of the summer season can become a challenge for many parents, and a household with teenagers can sometimes be difficult to accommodate. But living in the suburbs of a big city has its perks. Here are a few fun things to do with your teen this summer, from local finds to tourist favorites.
It can be hard to find events that combine education and entertainment in a teenager’s summer break, so we’ve come up with a way to give your student the best of both. The Lake Mary Prep Summer of Fun 2019 is a bundle of activities that stretch over the entire summer to offer teens and pre-teens a place to keep their academics, athletics and interests engaged.
AP exams are just around the corner, which means it’s time for students to buckle down and get ready to put their learning to the test. Encouraging students to train their brains will prepare them to take on any question they might face on the exam, but you’ll probably need to help them know where to start and have a plan to guide them until test time.