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A Look Inside the ECLC

11/13/2019 02:09:05 PM

Nov13

A Look Inside the ECLC

Whether we are teachers, clergy, administration, or staff at VBS we all encounter students throughout the day. We often wonder what impact we make on our children. Are they listening to the advice or guidance that we give them? Do they hear our voices steering them on the right path? How can we make certain that they internalize the values and morals that we have instilled in them? Here is how I know that...Read more...

5 Things I Say To My Kids That Change Our Dynamic at Home

02/27/2019 04:48:07 PM

Feb27

Words can be powerful whether they are positive or negative. This article shares examples of words and phrases to use to maintain a positive environment for our children in the home.

5 Things I Say To My Kids That Change Our Dynamic at Home

Written by Brea Schmidt

In my three-kids-in-six-years tenure as a mom, it has felt like I'm in an ongoing game of Tetris: getting dealt...Read more...

Disappointment can be good for kids.

02/21/2019 01:31:43 PM

Feb21

Being disappointed is a life lesson that all of us go through. The article below gives us some advice on how to help our children handle disappointment. 

Disappointment can be good for kids.
Here's how parents can help them approach it.

By Sarah Szczypinski
The Washington Post
December 19, 2018

“Mister was good this morning,” my husband writes in a...Read more...

Feeling Left Out: Was Everyone Invited But Me?

02/14/2019 01:56:12 PM

Feb14

It is normal for children to have moments where they are worried about being left out. Even as parents we still have those feelings. The article below gives some suggestions of how to help your child name these feelings and how to cope with them.

Feeling Left Out: Was Everyone Invited But Me?
Feeling Left Out in Adolescence

By Audrey Mann Cronin

On the night before my...Read more...

Forget Talent: Why Practice is Key to Most Prodigies' Success

02/08/2019 02:00:00 AM

Feb8

Three words we say often " Practice Makes Perfect. We tell children that if the more they practice something the better they will be. The article below supports this notion that practice is the key to achieving success. 

Forget Talent: Why Practice is
Key to Most Prodigies' Success By Cory Turner

What made Mozart great? Or Bobby Fischer? Or Serena Williams?

The answer sits...Read more...

Does it matter that my son can't spell?

02/01/2019 02:00:00 AM

Feb1

Does spelling still matter? Should children be expected to know how to spell? The article below argues that with auto correct, spell check, social media and text abbreviations, maybe spelling isn't so important anymore. As a parent what do you think? 

In the era of spellcheck and auto-correct, does it matter that my son can't spell?

My son is so kynd. Loveing. Intelejent. Playfull. But his spelling is...Read more...

Everything parents need to know about esports

01/25/2019 02:00:00 AM

Jan25

Many children like to play video games. As parents we have concerns over the effects of playing the game and the amount of time. The article below is about esports. It gives parents an idea of what these games are and where and how they are played. 

Everything parents need to know about esports

 

Forget the image of a sulky video gamer alone in his bedroom with a computer and three days' worth of pizza...Read more...

9 Ways to Celebrate Tu B'Shevat With Kids

01/18/2019 02:00:00 AM

Jan18

Tu B'shevat is the birthday of the trees. This past week classes learned about the holiday and planted their own trees. Below is an article to give you some ideas of how you can continue the discussion and celebration at home.

9 Ways to Celebrate Tu B'Shevat With Kids

According to Jewish tradition, all trees share the same birthday on Tu B'Shevat. Although it's a lesser known holiday, observance of Tu B'Shevat is...Read more...

Thank you, Cody Parkey...

01/11/2019 02:00:00 AM

Jan11

Everybody makes mistakes and at times we wish there could be a reset button. The article below is a wonderful example of how a professional athlete can teach us how to move past a mistake. 

Thank you, Cody Parkey, for teaching my kids everything I want them to learn from sports

Thank you, Cody Parkey, for teaching my kids, in one missed field goal attempt, pretty much everything I want them to learn about...Read more...

Rules for Social Media, Created by Kids

12/13/2018 02:00:00 AM

Dec13

 

As we head into winter break children will have more free time and access to social media. Below is an article created by children to help guide others on the uses and frequency of posting on social media. 

Rules for Social Media, Created by Kids

The challenge of growing up in the digital age is perfectly epitomized by the bikini rule.

“You can post a bikini or bathing suit picture only if you are with...Read more...

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