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Character Development, Child Development, Health and Wellness, Rippowam Cisqua School

Understanding the Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander

Children are taught in school to identify bullying in other kids, but what if you recognize the signs in your own child? Hard as it may be, you need to act quickly, find the root cause, and take the important steps to mend the wound. Your first question might be, why is this happening to …

Middle School, Rippowam Cisqua School, Secondary School Placement

What Secondary School Placement Can Teach Your Child

So much has been written about the highs and lows of the teen years, most of which focus on the emotional turmoil that can throw many parents of 12-15-year-olds for an unexpected loop. But adolescence is a time of individuation where young teens strive to establish their own identities and grow into their own true …

Child Development, Family Activities, Fun & Games, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School

The Importance of Academic Play

Professionals who work with young children have always recognized the importance of play. When watching children interact in an unstructured, open-ended setting they are directing, one can see development in action. You hear their vocabulary growing and you see their interactions becoming more cooperative. Magically, you witness them discovering their own potential. As I’ve witnessed …