As an author of several books for teens and tweens, I spend a lot of time hanging with and observing kids. There are so many doing right, but they rarely make the news. More often than not, we are hearing about the bad our kids do, especially of late. In the last year or so […]
Educators Share How to Help Your Child Transition to a New School
The first day of school is hard enough without the added pressure of transitioning to a new environment, but for many families that will be the reality once classes begin in August. So how can parents help?
Join Chandra Sparks Splond in Saying a Prayer for the New School Year
School starts for many schools tomorrow here in Birmingham, and other areas will be starting soon. I thought now was a good time to say a prayer for not only our students, but all those who interact with them. Please join me in saying a prayer for the new school year.
Five Things Your Child Should Know Before Starting High School
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Five Things Your Child Should Know Before Starting Middle School
It seems like lately I’m trying to hold back time. Maybe it’s the realization that my baby is no longer a baby. Yes, I know she will always be my baby, but she’s heading into her sophomore year of high school this year, and I’m starting to realize I need to stop babying her so […]
Librarian Ginger Hewitt Shares How to Get More Reading Done
Looking for more time to read? I’m excited to have middle-school librarian and momma Ginger Hewitt with me today to offer tips on how to get it done.
10 Scriptures for You and Your Children to Memorize
I love the scriptures, and I believe knowing the Word of God and teaching it our kids is so important. Here are a few scriptures you and your kids can memorize to help hide the Word in your heart this summer.
Join Chandra Sparks Splond in Saying a Prayer for Our Children
With so much going on in the world and in our city, I feel the need to cover our children. Please join me in prayer.
Five Things Your Child Should Know Before Starting Elementary School
It’s inevitable. One day you’ll look up and your baby will no longer be a baby, but a big boy or girl ready to start elementary school and face the world. While you’re preparing their lunch or helping them stuff their backpack, make sure you’ve prepared them in other ways too.
Five Things Your Child Should Know Before Starting Kindergarten
I know summer is just beginning, but it’s the perfect time to start preparing your child for next school year. Many students will be transitioning to kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school, as well as college, so I thought it was a good time to repeat my Five Things series. First up, five things your […]