Breaking Free From Overparenting

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A book I highly recommended, How to Raise an Adult – Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, speaks very directly and clearly about the risks of micromanaging. Schools are places for mistakes, do-overs, temporary failures,

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Community Garden Nurtures Bodies and Fosters Education

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Located in the courtyard at the center of the Lower School building, the St. Paul’s Community Garden was created by our community, for the community. Conceived in the fall of 2015, faculty, staff, and students have worked this past spring

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Taking the Anxiety Out of School Testing

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When our youngest was just five years old, we moved from Washington to the suburbs. A husband, three children, a dog, and a full-time job. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, it was the school search that nearly did

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When It Comes to Picking a School, Parents Need to do the Homework

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Homework in the summer? When it comes to finding a school for your child, that’s the best time to start. Getting started on your school search means parents sitting down with pencil and paper to come up with a thoughtful

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How to Defeat the Summer Slide

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The arrival of the summer brings with it infinite possibilities. The school year is over, homework obligations have ended, and the strict regimentation of school life recedes. For our children the summer months often feature unstructured play with friends, time

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Rotten Apples and The St. Paul’s Gentleman

The concept of the St. Paul’s gentleman has long been embedded in our school’s culture. Though a recent poll of older alumni and long-time faculty/friends on its origin produced no Eureka moment, the notion seems to have emerged during the

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Five Things To Expect Out Of A Summer Camp

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Summer opportunities for children are numerous these days, so how do you begin to decide the best option? If you have been to summer camp, you’re quite familiar with the benefits that come with it. If you have not, you

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