Trimming Back the Holiday Hustle & Bustle

I thought we would get ahead of your holiday schedule and use two words to do so: intentional planning. Before you know it, your calendars will be filled with commitments that are made by default, and your joy will evaporate. So…let’s take back our holiday calendars...

Giving Thanks

A body of research confirms that adults and youngsters who report an attitude of gratitude are more content, more helpful to others, healthier, more joyful, and are less envious, materialistic, and less likely to be depressed. Is Thanksgiving Day an American holiday,...

Reading Aloud to Your Children Part 2

“A 1985 report by the National Commission on Reading declared that reading aloud is the single most important contribution that parents can make toward their child’s success in school.”  Let’s take that one step further and declare that reading aloud also builds good...

Why Should I Read Aloud to my Child?

I know you know the importance of reading to your preschooler, but do you know WHY it is so important? With some tips from Jim Trelease, the author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, and from my years of teaching and working with children, I would like to explain the WHY of...

Blessed Interruptions

I love working alongside the faculty and staff at RDS! They are serious about the task to which God has called them: partnering with you in teaching your child(ren) from a biblical worldview. Is there any greater calling than modeling Christlikeness in the classroom...