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Clapham Blog

Surviving Middle School Moods: 3 Scenes

Before I jump to the subject at hand, I'd like to tell you a story from my childhood. Its relevance will become apparent, hopefully, by the end.

20 Skills Every High Schooler Should Master Before Leaving Your Home

Twelve years of formal schooling and maybe an additional two for Preschool and Kindergarten, and suddenly you come face to face with sending your child off to college. Is he prepared? Will she succeed? In a sense, every moment since birth has led...

What Are We Watching Tonight?

 

Family movie night is a joyful time for families to gather and have fun together while sharing some peace and quiet. Hopefully, a good time can be had by all, and mom doesn't have to intervene to calm down sibling rivalry.

Grit, the Growth Mindset, and a Biblical Worldview

 

As a kindergarten teacher at a classical Christian school, I recently came across two secular authors who challenged my thinking. For years I wrestled with a lack of confidence and purpose. But intentional Bible study and the influence of godly...

Beyond the Allowance: 5 Ways to Build Your Child’s Financial Literacy

Making Allowance for Allowance

I knew I was going to be tackling the subject of allowance in this blog, so I thought I'd invite the input of my kids around the dinner table. I wanted to get a feel for how they viewed money, ownership and a good work ethic. It was fascinating...

Pondering Politics with Our Teens: A Courageous Way Forward

Talking politics with our teens is no doubt a daunting task and one that most of us would probably like to take a pass on!  Here are 7 ideas to help your teens formulate their views on politics.

St. Valentine: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

February 14th is Valentine’s day and is celebrated worldwide. People share cards, chocolate, flowers and other tokens of love with those they cherish. But have you ever wondered who this saint is that inspires such devotion? What commendable acts...