Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Parenting Power Struggle

Posted by Betty Gootson on May 2, 2017 11:55:19 AM

Children can become masters of deal making and negotiating, and parents often resort to bribery. The question is, when these methods of deal making become the norm for resolving conflicts or gaining children’s cooperation, who wins and who loses? When talking about interactions between adults and children - whether parents and their children, or teachers and their students - the answer to this question is everyone loses.

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Topics: Parenting

Developing Confidence and a Growth Mindset

Posted by Betty Gootson on Apr 26, 2017 11:33:53 AM

Children’s social and emotional development and well-being are key to their personal, academic and future success. To develop positive self-esteem, children should be given and be expected to do things that are challenging but within their reach. When children are unwilling to do tasks of which they are capable and are rescued or excused from doing them, they get one of two messages:

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Topics: Parenting, Preschool

Summer Camp + Free Time Balance for Young Children

Posted by Betty Gootson on Mar 29, 2017 10:55:55 AM

With spring in full swing, many parents are now in the process of making summer plans and arrangements for their children. My favorite word regarding most things is “balance,” and children’s summers are no exceptions. 

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Topics: Parenting, Summer, Preschool

Your Cyber-Résumé - Part II

Posted by Katie Koestner on Dec 18, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Information is Forever

Once something is posted online, it can be accessible forever. What was cool, funny, or innocuous at age 16 or 18 could prove embarrassing or even damaging when you're 24 or 42. Even if you delete something, anything you post could be "cached" or stored by search engines. The website www.archive.org operates the "Wayback Machine" that resurrects old versions of websites, even if content has changed or been removed.
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Topics: Parenting, Technology, Student Safety

Your Cyber-Résumé - Part I

Posted by Katie Koestner on Dec 15, 2016 4:09:00 PM

Introduction for Kids:

In your school, you're probably known for more than just your name. You may be the star basketball player, the most likely to succeed, or the best dressed. You work hard to earn your reputation through hours of practice, dedication to studies, or commitment to fashion. But how would you describe your reputation on the Web?
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Topics: Parenting, Technology, Student Safety