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Clapham Blog

When Reading Doesn't Come Easy - A Mother's Perspective

Not long ago I picked up a much-anticipated and highly acclaimed book. I had waited long on the library hold list to get a copy. With the kids finally all tucked in bed, I climbed into my own bed to get comfy for a night of reading A Gentleman in...

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.

How to Talk to Friends about Clapham School

Have you ever found yourself wanting to talk to your friends about the incredible education students are receiving at Clapham School, but you have trouble sharing the basics? You’re not alone! In our fast-paced world, it can be difficult to...

5 Breakfast Favorites with Exam Week Upgrades!

Kid-favorite breakfasts can unfortunately be heavy on simple carbohydrates, setting up our kids for a mid-morning crash. While possibly passable on a typical weekday morning, these breakfasts can easily be upgraded and supercharged to give our...

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...

3 Ways to Develop Trust with Your Child’s Teacher

 

The first day of school is a big deal. This is the day you choose to entrust your most precious treasures with another adult, called teacher. This is the day you drive away thinking, “Will they be okay?” I’ve been there as a parent and...

An Evening with Andy Crouch

Clapham School invites you to an Evening Lecture and Q&A with Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling & The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Place. 

Lecture Title: “Culture...

10 Tips to Encourage Dinner Time Conversation

Tonight's dinner was Thai Red Curry - and as we sat talking, by the end we were discussing if it is possible to drive from here to Hong Kong. So we tightened the query to whether it is possible to drive from Alaska to Russia. We were pondering...