12 Oct, 2021

How to Help Your Child Deal With the Pain of Rejection

2021-10-12T07:56:30-05:00Tuesday, October 12, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health|

Rising above rejection isn't easy at any age. However, for kids, it can be especially difficult. Whether or not we're well-received by others plays a significant role in determining how we perceive ourselves. Although learning how to overcome rejection is an essential part of growing up, certain forms of rejection can be both unhealthy and [...]

7 Oct, 2021

Invasion or Protection? The Pros and Cons of Drug Testing Your Child

2021-10-07T06:58:56-05:00Thursday, October 7, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health|

It is no secret that drug use is a widespread concern, not only for adults but for young people as well. As it becomes increasingly normal to use drugs in high school and maybe even younger, parents and teachers are doing what they can to fight this pandemic. Many parents have found that at-home drug testing [...]

1 Oct, 2021

Should Your Student Take a Gap Year?

2021-10-01T08:16:09-05:00Friday, October 1, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health, Transition Between Schools|

Most high school graduates who intend to go to college do so in the fall after graduation. However, there is another option. Taking a gap year, historically more common in Europe, has become more popular in the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged a number of students to put off enrollment for a year in [...]

17 Sep, 2021

The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Manage Stress and Conflict at School

2021-09-17T08:04:21-05:00Friday, September 17, 2021|Education Info, Parents, Student Health|

Resilience, integrity, and the ability to effectively self-advocate are all key to your child's success. Unfortunately, these aren't inherited traits. For most people, they are gradually and thoughtfully honed through adversity, conflict, and stress. Although it's perfectly normal to want to nurture your kids, letting them navigate trials on their own teaches them more. This [...]

31 Aug, 2021

No Textbook? How Can I Help My Child With Homework?

2021-08-31T07:45:11-05:00Tuesday, August 31, 2021|Parents|

The simple truth is that more and more teachers are turning away from using textbooks. Whether he or she thought that the textbook didn't teach the topic well, or the teacher simply found a better way to teach a subject, most children aren't learning directly from a textbook, like they used to. In fact, more [...]

24 Aug, 2021

Help Your Children Take Ownership of Their Education

2021-08-23T07:48:13-05:00Tuesday, August 24, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

When children become independent learners, they help themselves navigate through their studies. Thus, they teach themselves skills they will actually use later in the workforce and learn how to be an independent adult. As a parent, you may wish to cast a magic spell that gives your child the ability to learn independently. It makes [...]

6 Jul, 2021

2021 STAAR Results Are in…and Texas Needs School Choice More Than Ever

2021-07-06T07:59:15-05:00Tuesday, July 6, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School|

In a year that has seen dramatic and frequent disruptions, few people were affected more deeply than school-age children. Beyond the pandemic's effects, uneven responses by schools have had a dramatic effect on academic performance. Private schools were, on average, better able to quickly adapt and adjust to provide adequate learning through the pandemic's limitations. [...]

28 Jun, 2021

Could Helicopter Parenting Lead to Adult Child Estrangement

2021-06-28T16:02:53-05:00Monday, June 28, 2021|Parents|

All parents have different parenting styles. Some are controversial, and some parenting styles could end up hurting children more than helping them. Helicopter parenting is one such parenting style that has the potential to end up doing more harm than good. What Is Helicopter Parenting? All parents are probably guilty of helicopter parenting at one [...]

24 Aug, 2020

Five Facts That Make Eleventh Grade Extremely Significant

2020-08-24T09:53:33-05:00Monday, August 24, 2020|Education Info, Private School, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

Is there a specific year in a student's education that seems like a throwaway year? Or is there one grade that seems more important than the others? This has been a topic of discussion for educators, parents, and students alike. And we at The Tenney School have identified a trend. Sadly, many students and their parents view [...]

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