This is the week that, with hands shaking, parents open the acceptance and rejection letters from private schools around town. It’s tough to get past the feeling that it is a judgment of your child, and ultimately you as parents, but of course, it isn’t. And while rejection may feel like the end … [Read more...] about Dealing with Private School Rejection: Do’s and Don’ts
Spring break is just weeks away. Whether you’re going on a vacation or at home for a staycation, you want to create happy memories for you and your children. Here are the top tips I’ve learned from other moms or created myself to ensure everyone has space and quiet time they need to explore their … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Create a Whine-Free Spring Break
Have the last five snow days given you a new appreciation for school? You are not alone! Every mom I’ve spoken with has run out of games, crafts, and activities for the kids. Having your kids home day after day is not good for you or them. SO…..let’s talk summer programs! You don’t want to be … [Read more...] about Top Reasons to Consider an Academic Summer Program
There’s nothing that elicits more conversation among parents than a mention of applying to private schools. Few topics evoke such strong and varied emotions. Stress, anxiety, confusion, worry, fear, and even the occasional nightmare accompany the process these days. But it wasn’t always this … [Read more...] about Do You Have to be Gifted to go to a Top Dallas Private School?
The label of ‘gifted’ is assigned once a psychologist - or another person who is qualified to administer and interpret IQ tests - has evaluated a child with an intelligence test, most commonly one the Wechsler tests (WPPSI, WISC, or WAIS). IQ scores for our population fall along a bell-shaped … [Read more...] about The Five Levels of Giftedness