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Clapham Blog

Valentine’s Day: Moving from Cupids and Cards to Agape Love

 

In some ways, Valentine's Day feels like a Hallmark holiday if ever there was one… a convenient excuse for stores to sell cards, flowers, and chocolates. In reality, the holiday dates far back, with origins centuries old. Formal 'Valentine'...

4 Steps for Growing an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Children

Children are full of curiosity. They wonder how things come apart, how they fit together and how they are meant to work. Charlotte Mason states that,

 

“Children are born with all the curiosity they will ever need. It will last a lifetime if...

5 Cozy Reading Nook Ideas for Children

“Mom, I’m bored!” My ten year old son slumps down on the couch with a frown on his face and adds, “I hate Sundays! Why do we have to have no technology on Sundays, it is soooo boring!”

 

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...