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Education and your child

Helping your child reach their full potential

It’s so important that your child is thriving in their learning environment. Not many children will get to be top of their class in math or reading, but every child deserves to know the joy of learning and building their skills. The resources on this page will help you understand how your child learns best, how you can help keep your child engaged and motivated, and how you can support your child in many other ways too.


Guiding kids through kindergarten to grade 4

The early years are about laying a solid foundation for success in subsequent school years. Good grades are not as important as learning to show initiative, resilience, perseverance and Christlike character.


Guiding kids through middle school, ages 10-14

Some of the biggest challenges of middle school aren’t academic. For example, kids need to learn personal organization skills and study skills, even how to manage a locker.  Most importantly, kids need to be secure in their own identity – having a sense of worth and purpose – before they can whole-heartedly apply themselves to academics, music, sports or other arenas.

Recommended resources

Middle School: The Inside Story by Cynthia Tobias and Sue Acuña

The Manual to Middle School Broadcast Bundle with Jonathan Catherman


Thriving in college

Recommended resources

Make the Most of It: A Guide to Loving Your College Years

Give Them Wings


Identifying your child's learning style

Recommended resources

The Way They Learn by Cynthia Tobias

Every Child Can Succeed (eBook) by Cynthia Tobias

Ditty Bugs: 50 Powerful Memory Rhymes that Will Lock in Learning for Your Students (CD) by Carol Barnier


Identifying your child's strengths

Recommended resources

8 Great Smarts by Kathy Koch

Start With the Heart by Kathy Koch


Keeping kids motivated

Recommended resource

No More Perfect Kids by Jill Savage and Kathy Koch


Practical tips for success


Preparing to return to school


Learning challenges


Extracurricular activities


Nurturing kids' career aspirations

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