Parenting

> Parenting

Fostering Independence in Our Kids

I am sitting down to write this blog looking back to the things I did well - and the errors I made as I raised my own children. Much of this blog will be responding to the errors I made, having the benefit of reflection now that they are grown. I am simply sharing basic [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Mon, Mar 30, 2020|Categories: Parenting|

Why won’t my child just listen to me?

We are two weeks into the new routine: no school, no church, no friends over, no toilet paper. I am feeling a little overwhelmed by the loss of schedule, the never ending list of things I don’t want to do, the feelings of guilt that I should be doing “everything”... and on it goes. I [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Mar 27, 2020|Categories: Parenting|

Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus

By now, your kids have certainly figured out that the routine has changed. With school out for a little while, and most of us distancing ourselves from social activities for our own health and that of others, nothing is the way it was even a week ago. You may be wondering how to explain the [...]

By | Fri, Mar 20, 2020|Categories: Parenting|

Learning at Home: Creating a Schedule for Your Family

In my home today, we are all working from home: my husband is on telework, I’m working on things for the Preschool while we’re closed, and our sixth grader is suddenly homeschooling. And we are trying to figure out how to make it all work. It’s a process right now, but our homeschooling friends have [...]

By | Thu, Mar 19, 2020|Categories: Education & Literacy, Parenting|

How to respond to tattling

Tattling can be one of the most annoying behaviors that our children exhibit.  It can also be a great opportunity to teach our children about things like discernment, wisdom, and assertiveness to help develop more emotional intelligence. For young children, tattling is a form of communication that helps them to process their world.  We can [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Oct 11, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

Supporting Your Child’s Learning During Summertime

Summer evokes happy thoughts of lazy days, barbecues and hours at the pool. But it can also make us a little anxious. You might even ask yourself, “Now that the kids are out of school, what am I going to do with them all day every day?” While I am slightly panicked about that myself, [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, May 24, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

Helping a Shy Child

Once upon a time there was a child who was very shy. She did not like to talk to adults, even when directly spoken to in gentle tones. She would turn away from them and look down at her feet. When it was time for preschool, her mom thought it would be a wonderful chance [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, May 17, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

Preschool Sunday 2019

Dear TPK Families, Thank you so much for joining us at Truro this past Sunday for TPK Sunday!  It is always such a treat for us our TPK friends with us on a Sunday morning.  My name is Mike Seawright, and I’m one of the pastors at Truro and the Director of Family Ministries, which [...]

By Mike Seawright| Fri, May 10, 2019|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

Supporting Preschoolers’ Social & Emotional Development at Home

In preschool, social and emotional growth is a very important part of our children's education. The classroom is full of opportunities to interact with peers, solve problems, work together with other children, develop self-control, manage emotions, and so much more. These key experiences help your child develop skills that they will very much need as [...]

By | Fri, Apr 26, 2019|Categories: Parenting|

It’s Spring Break time!

It's Spring Break! We're looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation. But are you wondering what to do with your kids next week? Here are a few suggestions from our Spring Break plans: (Photo: NoVA Parks) Visit the bluebells at Bull Run Park. The Virginia bluebells bloom for a few weeks in [...]

By | Fri, Apr 12, 2019|Categories: Parenting|