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Teaching Children To Be Thankful

Teaching Children To Be Thankful

It’s the time of year to give thanks to our great God! Parents and teachers diligently remind children to say “please” and “thank you,” and those reminders pop up more in this season of thankfulness. But do good manners really teach our children to be thankful?

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How To Raise Spiritually Healthy Kids

How To Raise Spiritually Healthy Kids

For parents of young children, the journey of raising Christ-followers starts with the task of instilling respect for God and His authority. 

Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

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Questions To Ask When Choosing A School For Kindergarteners

Questions To Ask When Choosing A School For Kindergarteners

Choosing a school can be difficult, and surviving a bad choice can be incredibly stressful. So how can parents best navigate the school selection process? 

Let’s face it, easily comparable statistics, like high average test scores, don’t matter for a child’s spiritual well being. It’s essential to consider both academic and spiritual qualities in schools. 

At Hillsdale Christian Academy, we understand the importance of finding the right Christian education for your children. We know that this is a decision that is not taken lightly by godly parents. And we want to help.

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Help Preschoolers Recognize and Express Their Emotions

Help Preschoolers Recognize and Express Their Emotions

Preschoolers and young children deal with many of the same emotions adults do. They can feel angry, sad, frustrated, nervous, happy, or embarrassed, but they often do not have the words to talk about how they feel.

In addition to the individualized support your child receives from nurturing teachers, you can take steps at home to help preschoolers with their feelings. 

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7 Ways to Empower Your Child With Back-to-School Anxiety

7 Ways to Empower Your Child With Back-to-School Anxiety

The transition from the end of summer to return to school can be a stressful time for both children and parents. The start of the new school year is exciting, but it also prompts stress and anxiety. Many children display some difficulty separating from parents to attend school, and some shyness or worry about schedules, schoolwork, or friends is natural. 

With the change, some anxiety is a normal response, but parents can empower and encourage their children as they return to school. 

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