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How to Talk to Kids About Scary World Events

Posted Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
A few tips on how to talk to children about scary world events.

International Baccalaureate Students Excel at Country Day

Posted Monday, Aug 7, 2017

The pass rate is a record high for Charlotte Country Day School and a result of the school's strong International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.

Today's Graduates Aren't Heading into the 'Real World.' They're Already There.

Posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One of the reasons this era is so tricky to parent is that historically adolescence is a recent phenomenon. Anthropologically, we are only two generations in on what teenagers are all about.

Practice Saying "N-O!"

Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017
If you say NO more often, kids will be more creative in their play, more resourceful in their use of what they have, AND less focused on that "sense of deficiency that can never be fully satisfied."

Lasting Lessons Learned Through Hard-Fought Competitions

Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our student-athletes displayed the valuable lessons of teamwork, discipline, goal setting, and determination that we strive to instill in our mission-centered work.

Why It's a Bad Idea to "Interview for Pain"

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017

How children quickly realize that "bad" stories they come home with are a foolproof way to get parents' undivided attention and present the facts in the most attention-grabbing way.

Is it Rude, Is it Mean, or Is it Bullying?

Posted Thursday, May 4, 2017

Knowing when and how to intervene in our child's social lives and when and what kind of adult intervention is needed is critical.

What Are 'Special Area' Classes Exactly?

Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

They're an essential part of a rich educational experience that provide an opportunity for our children to experience a diverse range of classes, discover their own passions and interests, and express themselves creatively.

Creating a Sense of Belonging and Community

Posted Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

As a school, we focus a lot of time and energy on intentionally building a strong and diverse community and curriculum to create a sense of belonging for all our kids and families.

6 Things to Think About Before You Turn Over a Smartphone to your Child

Posted Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Social media platforms weren't designed for children, and the skills required to fluently navigate these worlds are ones that most kids simply don't possess: self-restraint, savviness about marketing techniques, sophisticated social skills, an understanding of audience, media literacy skills, and time management skills.

7 Ways to Foster Kindness and Caring

Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017

Building key social emotional skills with our students

The Trickiest and Most Challenging Aspects in Parenting

Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017

The art and the craft of creating and giving space to children to develop

Good News to Share: Our Newest Morehead-Cain Scholar

Posted Saturday, Apr 1, 2017

Sally Sasz is our 29th Country Day senior to be offered this prestigious honor. She is the fourth Country Day recipient in five years.

How to Raise Children Who Are the "Opposite of Spoiled"

Posted Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Practical tips on how to raise our children to grow up with money sense and values about how to use, save, and give away money.

The Danger of a "Checklisted Childhood"

Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

The fundamental skill set needed for professional success in life is self-efficacy--to see that "one's own actions lead to outcomes, not one's parents' actions on one's behalf."

Participate in the 21 Day Equity Challenge

Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Join the challenge and review a collection of resources related to increasing your knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why Do We Teach Girls That It's Cute to Be Scared?

Posted Monday, Jan 9, 2017

Research shows how physical activity is closely tied to girls' self-esteem, and yet, we "often warn girls away from anything involving a hint of risk," the very thing that will build their confidence.

12 Books You Should Read--Or Gift--This Season

Posted Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Our Middle School faculty share some of their favorite picks.

Coding: the "Fourth Literacy"

Posted Monday, Dec 12, 2016

Four reasons coding should be part of the educational experience for students.

The Power of Giving Great Books As a Gift

Posted Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016

While you're contemplating those Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/3 Kings Day/New Year's/Birthday lists, consider these resources to spark your interest and get inspired.

"I Was Traveling with 15 High School Students in Cuba When Fidel Castro Died"

Posted Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Assistant Head of School Scott Waybright and Country Day students learned firsthand native Cubans' perspective on the complicated history between the U.S. and Cuba and were exposed to a different worldview.

Five Scientific Reasons Your Kids (Or You) May Feel Entitled and What To Do About It

Posted Monday, Nov 21, 2016

Science is here to rescue us and tell us how to raise less entitled kids. These techniques will help your child gain empathy, and be a kinder, more understanding person.

Happy Election Week!

Posted Monday, Nov 7, 2016

When you step into the voting booth to cast your vote on Tuesday, take time to share the importance and significance with your little ones.

How Teaching Math Has Shifted Since We Were Kids

Posted Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

Study after study has shown that the messages we send students about math are what impact students' math performance. In other words, our own math anxiety (when we say "math is hard" or "I was never good at math") is the ONE THING that has a direct impact on our children's math skills.

Role Modeling Good Digital Citizenship Habits

Posted Monday, Oct 17, 2016

Our children emulate the ways in which we engage with technology. It's not too late to model positive behavior.

How Election Years Are Teachable Moments

Posted Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016

Election years are a great opportunity to teach students how to be thoughtful, engaged, informed, and kind citizens.

Helping Children Master "IRL" and Online Skills

Posted Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

It's Digital Citizenship Month and a good reminder that our children's social worlds have gotten even more connected and even more nuanced. It also means it's even MORE important for us to make the social-emotional curriculum an integral part of our children's schooling.

How Do We Make Complex Issues Make Sense to our Children?

Posted Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Helpful guidelines in moments of crisis and loss.

Empathy, Service, and Leadership

Posted Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Coming together as a community to see the strength, resilience, compassion, empathy, and thoughtfulness of our children.

"When Teenagers Bristle at 'How Was School?'"

Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016

How to get your children to open up about their school day

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