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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

Sewickley Academy's Private School Blog

Time management for Teens (and everyone else)

We all have 24 hours in a day. How we manage those hours is what makes one person more productive than another.  

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Topics: Parenting

Parent Play date Etiquette: Know the Social Rules

We spend a lot of time and energy assuring that our children are properly behaved, but sometimes it's the social skills of the parents that need work. Here are some common social challenges parents face when it comes to play date etiquette, and how to gracefully handle them.  

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Topics: Parenting

8 Tips to an organized student

Are you having a difficult time getting your child back into the routine after winter break?  Do you see the challenges he or she faces when trying to keep up with the fast pace of activities, academics, and sports? Here are eight tips for parents to help get their child organized.

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Topics: General

Head of Lower School's Wicked "Smaht" Address to Cum Laude Inductees

Welcome to Hogwarts! It’s so great to see the faculty rocking their regalia for this special occasion. I know you are admiring my enormous velvet beret.

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Topics: Faculty

It is better to know how to learn than to know.

"It is better to know how to learn than to know." ~Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel

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Topics: General

Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun: Share a Journal

If you're looking for great ways to make reading and writing fun for your kids, one of the best ways to do so is to share the activity with them. Keep a journal together - not just one that allows you to write about what you've done each day or activities that you've completed together, but one that allows you to pass notes back and forth. Your child will be excited by the opportunity to write notes to you, and will love reading what you've written especially for them. 

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Topics: Parenting

5 Tips to manage your email

How many messages do you have in your inbox? 100? 500? 1,000?  

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Topics: Technology

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~Pablo Picasso

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Topics: General

Common Questions Parents Ask Regarding Play date Etiquette

One of the primary ways that young children learn how to get along with their peers is by having play dates. Besides giving children social activities, play dates also let their parents enjoy a well-deserved break. If you’re a first-time parent who’s unsure of what is entailed in play date etiquette, here are some of the common questions you may be asking.

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Topics: Parenting

Four Rainy Day Activities for Children

Being stuck inside on a rainy day is no fun for parents or their kids. Hours of TV can become dull, and boredom leads to whining and often fighting amongst siblings. You know there are a million things you could do to help your little ones pass the time, but you have dishes to wash and dinner to cook. Here are four fun rainy day activities for children. All of them use regular, household objects, so setting the kids up is a breeze, and no extra trips to the store are necessary. 

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Topics: Parenting

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