The Birds and the Bees

Dear NCSA Families, Spring is in the air and curiosity abounds.  As per a parent request, this reading nook has several books recommended by parents of NCSA students, to support teachings about the Birds and the Bees as well as boundaries, consent, and respect of a child’s personal body and those around them.  I hope… Continue reading

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Supporting success in the classroom and the world

Education begins at home and continues within families for a lifetime.  Teachers and schools are secondary educators for children. Parents teach life skills and character traits and become the role model for their children in how to navigate the world.  From early language to chores, from tying shoes to reading books, from navigating relationships to… Continue reading

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Building character

Last week I celebrated becoming the mother of a teenager, and with that comes new opportunities to learn and stretch my parenting.  I’m expanding my growth mindset as I begin to navigate this new stage, keeping positivity at the forefront. Building positive character traits in my children has been of great importance to me on… Continue reading

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Raising strong girls and unbiased boys

This week, Angie has devoted her nook to raising strong girls and unbiased boys – lots of excellent book suggestions. I consider Angie to be an expert in the area of raising unbiased and caring boys – her sons are two of the kindest and emotionally intelligent young men I have ever met. She is an excellent resource… Continue reading

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KINDNESS

Dear Families, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.” Mark Twain. Our school character trait this month is KINDNESS.  The books this week offer a glimpse into empathy, respect, courtesy, friendship, and kindness. Some cover bullying and many are set on the playground.  We hope that these books… Continue reading

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