The Parish School Blog

Mar 5, 2020

Getting Ready to Write

Handwriting readiness is one of the many important skills we look for in the early childhood years. Handwriting readiness is one of the many important skills we look for in the early childhood years. See this list of skills that early childhood professionals look for when considering whether a child is ready to write.
Oct 29, 2019

Why Reading Comprehension Stalls

Every parent looks forward to the day their child can read fluently. Society leads us to believe that this is the pinnacle of a child’s early academic career. We’ve been told it indicates children will be more successful in their overall long-term education. However, research has found the opposite to be true. Read on to learn how early reading is correlated with success in elementary school, but doesn’t seem to lead directly to college enrollment or success.
Jun 24, 2019

Mental Health and Everyday Well-Being

Mental health awareness, support, education and treatment is vital for us to thrive as human beings. Our mental health doesn’t differentiate by gender, sexual identity, race, socioeconomic status, IQ, religion or age. We don’t choose to experience emotional difficulties. We experience life, and with life, we experience a multitude of emotions and adversities. Read on, as we further discuss the importance of mental health on our everyday well-being.
May 15, 2019

Executive Functioning: What Is It and Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About It?

While research on executive functioning has been taking place since the early 1970s, it has recently become a common buzzword in the worlds of education and speech-language pathology. This may be due to new research showing that a child’s future success depends less on their ability to memorize math facts and decode words, and more on having strong executive functioning and social-emotional skills. So what is executive functioning, and why is it so important for learning?