Sarah Tarvid

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So far Sarah Tarvid has created 20 blog entries.

“How was school today?” … Making connections with your kids after school.

In our house, we sometimes fall into the trap of the obligatory afternoon check-in. It goes something like this: "Hi honey! I'm so happy to see you! How was your day?" "Good." And then the evening routine begins. You know the one: preparing dinner, doing homework, activities, chores, practicing the violin, walking the dog, bathtime, [...]

By | Fri, Sep 15, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Play|

It’s back to school time! How to make your transition smooth.

A new normal has begun for your child. A new class, new friends, new teachers and a new routine. It can initially feel overwhelming for you and for  your child. We want to acknowledge that these first few weeks can be hard and want to offer some support by sharing a few things that we [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Sep 8, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Making the Transition to “Big School” Easier

It's our last day at TPK for the school year! We have had such a wonderful year - getting to know your children, playing, learning, trying new things, making friends... For some of our littles, what comes next is a transition to "big school" - whether that's public school or private school. Today we'd like to [...]

By | Fri, May 26, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

“Mooooooom, I’m boooooooored!” (Summer activities for you and your kids!)

I’m bored! This is the dreaded statement we sometimes hear from our kids when they’re home, and while we didn’t have half as many choices growing up as it seems our children do when it comes to things to do, sometimes it seems like they run out of things to do faster. Being bored is actually [...]

By | Fri, May 12, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Shaping Your Child’s Worldview

As our children grow up, they will each have to find the answers to many questions of life. They will work to establish their own identities, to figure out how to relate to the world around them - and they will at some point have to figure out what they know about God. These are big questions [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, May 5, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

About Supa, TPK’s sponsored child

Perhaps you have heard about Supa, TPK's sponsored child in Kenya. Today we would like to tell you more about Supa and her life at St. Nicholas. Please contact us if you'd like to know more about Supa, St. Nicholas, or sponsoring a child. Supa is a 3rd grader. She lives in Kenya. She has [...]

By Carolyn Baldwin| Fri, Apr 28, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fine Motor Play Activities

You'll sometimes hear us talking about fine motor and gross motor skills. What does that mean? Fine motor skills are those little movements that allow us to do more detailed physical tasks, such as picking up a small object with our fingers. Gross motor skills are those big movements that allow us to do motions [...]

By | Fri, Apr 21, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, Play|

Talking to your kids about severe weather

National Weather Service has confirmed that the DC metro area experienced two weak tornadoes yesterday – one near Herndon and one near Anacostia. The entire region experienced some very significant thunderstorms. I want to offer some tips for you about talking to your children about severe weather. How can you reassure your children and provide [...]

By | Fri, Apr 7, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

“I wonder if my child has developmental issues, but…”

We all know that our children grow and develop on their own timelines, each child at his or her own pace. But sometimes we might watch our child and think, "He just doesn't seem to be doing things quite like his same-age peers." We might wonder what's normal, who we can talk to about developmental [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Mar 31, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping your children become problem-solvers

Do you ever find yourself watching your child with a bit of wonder and astonishment, wondering why the simplest of tasks has become so monumental? Wondering why the smallest of roadblocks sometimes results in tears?  Read on to find some ways to help your child develop his or her ability to overcome obstacles big and small. As [...]

By | Fri, Mar 24, 2017|Categories: Parenting|