The Parish School Blog

Apr 21, 2020

Taking Care of Your Family's Mental Health

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is causing significant disruption to our lives. We are fearful of contracting the disease or someone we love becoming ill. People are setting up rooms where a sick family member could be isolated. We have financial concerns regarding the security of our jobs. Family traditions around Easter, Passover and Ramadan were radically adjusted to include relatives likewise quarantined, via the internet. What about summer? Programs for our children, vacations, and trips to see family and friends are on hold. The uncertainty permeates our thoughts. Our life feels uncomfortably out of control. Everyone reacts differently to situations that are unclear or uncertain. Read on for advice on how to manage your family's stress during this uncertain time.
Apr 8, 2020

5 Tips to Help Establish a Distance Learning Routine

Families all over the world have been impacted by schools and businesses closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This change is leaving students, teachers and parents to navigate the new territory of distance learning with parents taking on the role of overseeing their child’s schoolwork, all while juggling their own work from home. This can lead to a lot of added stress, frustration and anxiety for all involved. One of the best ways to help children (and adults) adjust to a new normal is by establishing a routine. Here are a few tips to help you set a routine for your family.
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.