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Posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 
One of the reasons this era is so tricky to parent is that historically adolescence is a recent phenomenon. Anthropologically, we are only two generations in on what teenagers are all about.
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 
If you say NO more often, kids will be more creative in their play, more resourceful in their use of what they have, AND less focused on that "sense of deficiency that can never be fully satisfied."
Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017 
Our student-athletes displayed the valuable lessons of teamwork, discipline, goal setting, and determination that we strive to instill in our mission-centered work.
Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 
How children quickly realize that "bad" stories they come home with are a foolproof way to get parents' undivided attention and present the facts in the most attention-grabbing way.
Posted Thursday, May 4, 2017 
Knowing when and how to intervene in our child's social lives and when and what kind of adult intervention is needed is critical.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 
They're an essential part of a rich educational experience that provide an opportunity for our children to experience a diverse range of classes, discover their own passions and interests, and express themselves creatively.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 
As a school, we focus a lot of time and energy on intentionally building a strong and diverse community and curriculum to create a sense of belonging for all our kids and families.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 
Social media platforms weren't designed for children, and the skills required to fluently navigate these worlds are ones that most kids simply don't possess: self-restraint, savviness about marketing techniques, sophisticated social skills, an understanding of audience, media literacy skills, and time management skills.
Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 
Building key social emotional skills with our students
Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 
The art and the craft of creating and giving space to children to develop
Posted Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 
Sally Sasz is our 29th Country Day senior to be offered this prestigious honor. She is the fourth Country Day recipient in five years.
Posted Monday, Feb 27, 2017 
Practical tips on how to raise our children to grow up with money sense and values about how to use, save, and give away money.
Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 
The fundamental skill set needed for professional success in life is self-efficacy--to see that "one's own actions lead to outcomes, not one's parents' actions on one's behalf."
Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 
Join the challenge and review a collection of resources related to increasing your knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Posted Monday, Jan 9, 2017 
Research shows how physical activity is closely tied to girls' self-esteem, and yet, we "often warn girls away from anything involving a hint of risk," the very thing that will build their confidence.
Posted Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 
Our Middle School faculty share some of their favorite picks.
Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016 
Four reasons coding should be part of the educational experience for students.
Posted Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 
While you're contemplating those Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/3 Kings Day/New Year's/Birthday lists, consider these resources to spark your interest and get inspired.
Posted Friday, Dec 2, 2016 
Assistant Head of School Scott Waybright and Country Day students learned firsthand native Cubans' perspective on the complicated history between the U.S. and Cuba and were exposed to a different worldview.
Posted Monday, Nov 21, 2016 
Science is here to rescue us and tell us how to raise less entitled kids. These techniques will help your child gain empathy, and be a kinder, more understanding person.
Posted Monday, Nov 7, 2016 
When you step into the voting booth to cast your vote on Tuesday, take time to share the importance and significance with your little ones.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 
Study after study has shown that the messages we send students about math are what impact students' math performance. In other words, our own math anxiety (when we say "math is hard" or "I was never good at math") is the ONE THING that has a direct impact on our children's math skills.
Posted Monday, Oct 17, 2016 
Our children emulate the ways in which we engage with technology. It's not too late to model positive behavior.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 
Election years are a great opportunity to teach students how to be thoughtful, engaged, informed, and kind citizens.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 
It's Digital Citizenship Month and a good reminder that our children's social worlds have gotten even more connected and even more nuanced. It also means it's even MORE important for us to make the social-emotional curriculum an integral part of our children's schooling.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 
Helpful guidelines in moments of crisis and loss.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 
Coming together as a community to see the strength, resilience, compassion, empathy, and thoughtfulness of our children.
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
How to get your children to open up about their school day
Posted Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 
A time to recognize the contributions, culture, and heritage of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Posted Monday, Sep 12, 2016 
On THIS 9/11, let's help our children discover a sense of peace, joy, and security
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