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Get CHP’s Top Tips to Help Your Child Set SMART Goals This School Year!

By Julie Kucks Setting goals is important. Research over the years has proven that setting goals improves self-confidence, instills a growth mindset, and builds skills in young students that are helpful in future career building. Some young students may be daunted at the idea of setting goals. This may come from a fear of failing to reach those goals or a difficulty envisioning future success. Whatever the reason, it is ...
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Public School Enrollment Down by 2 Million

By Julie Kucks Headlines this month declared studies showing that nearly 2 million fewer students have enrolled in public schools in the last two years. Two recent polls by Education Next found that public schools in America have lost 4% of enrollment in the last two years and that parents were reporting higher satisfaction with their child’s education when their child was enrolled in a private or charter school. Why ...
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Skills Needed Before Entering Preschool

4 Areas of Preschool Development Pre-Classroom

By Julie Kucks Every parent has probably said at least once, “My baby’s growing up!” It usually is a bitter-sweet feeling. There is a sense of loss as each stage ends and a new one begins. And there is a sense of pride that the baby turned toddler turned preschooler is passing through the appropriate phases of growth. But it sometimes can feel difficult to differentiate between the phases – ...
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5 Tips for Growing Social Media Mindfulness This Summer

By Julie Kucks Summertime means freedom for many young people. It is a time to shut the books, click off the timers, and leave the obligations behind – which gives young people loads of free time. Free time can be wonderful, but it also can feel overwhelming and scary to manage. Many parents feel concerned about their child’s increased intake of social media during the summertime. The tendency of parents ...
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Gentile Parenting

Does Gentle Parenting Make Parents Feel More Anxious?

By Julie Kucks Parenting is complex. In today’s climate with the visibility and clamor of social media and so many different parenting techniques, it is easy for parents to feel overwhelmed. Which technique is best? Am I damaging my child by being too lenient? Am I too tough on my child? How do I know I’m doing what’s best for them, not for me? A recently developed parenting approach that ...
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