According to the National Report Card (via NPR), reading and math scores have declined in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With children transitioning to online learning throughout the two-year gap, they were met with circumstances no one has ever dealt with before.
The world grows more interconnected by the second. With social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more overtaking our children’s lives, it’s important for parents to draw that line and monitor their kids’ time online. For parents, here’s how you can monitor your child’s social media use.
As we know, tests and quizzes are all a part of education’s enrichment process. Every school year, children are faced with challenging exams on a wide number of subjects — which can cause a lot of stress on your young one.
As your child navigates through life, they will encounter situations that may invoke feelings of shyness or discomfort. These feelings are completely normal, everyday situations — but as a parent, you can help circumvent this by developing your child’s confidence with the Bible.
As your child starts 8th grade, you may be thinking about High School options. We hope that you plan to build on the values and academic rigor started during their Catholic School elementary years. Catholic High School is the next step for your 8th grader!
Before the Catholic school year starts, your child may have questions about the upcoming year. Taking the time to calm their nerves by answering questions and teaching them about God can help them better understand. Here’s how you can instill love and respect for God in your child ahead of the school year
At the top of the school year, children may experience the excitement (and nerves) that come along with meeting new people. Through the Bible’s teachings, you can help with encouraging respect in your child — an essential life skill that translates to the classroom and beyond.
While it may be challenging at first, putting God first in your child’s life will ultimately set them on a path of righteousness. As parents, the task itself may seem daunting, but through small actions taken over time, there are a number of ways to help lead your child in the right direction. From reading Bible verses to sharing Christian art, here’s how you can do so as a parent.
Young, impressionable children need role models that they can look to. Parents are a great place to start, and you can take it one step further by incorporating the Bible into your child’s life. In fact, there are many Bible verses — from Joshua 1:6-9 to Deuteronomy 31:6 — that promote courage for your child.
Generosity is one of the most valuable traits you can instill in your child. In times of need, those less fortunate can benefit from the assistance of others. Leviticus 19:9-10 says ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner.” Here are some ways your child can learn to express generosity toward others.