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QUARANTINE ADVICE FOR PARENTS FROM THE EAGLES

I just got off of my morning Zoom chat with the Eagles. I asked them to…

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PARENTS NEED RUNNING PARTNERS, TOO

Our children have Running Partners or Running Teams to help them on their way. We parents…

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ADVICE FROM EAGLES TO EAGLES

Advice from eagles to eagles. 1. Make friends right away. Take the first step. Everyone is…

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A COVENANT BETWEEN 6-10 YEAR OLDS

The following words represent hours of discussions, revisions, negotiations, clarifications and decisions by a group of…

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GRITTY PARENTS

One path to grit is through “deliberate practice” as described by Angela Duckworth in her bestseller,…

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WE ARE LOSING SOME OF THE EAGLES

These words, spoken by an Acton parent, were in response to a situation we have at…

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ONE EASY WAY TO COAX SOME REFLECTION TIME FROM YOUR FAMILY

We’ve witnessed in our Acton studios that reflection time is the magic key to deepen learning….

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IT’S SUMMER SESSION AND THE LIVIN’ IS EASY

So I did just that and came back from my deep dive into “how can I…

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10 ways to love our children

10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR CHILD TODAY

It seems silly to say. We all know our #1 job as parents is to love…

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ARE YOU A SKEPTIC OF FAMILY PLANS?

For those of you dragging your heels a bit with the charge to write a family…

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TO WRITE A FAMILY PLAN OR NOT TO WRITE A FAMILY PLAN?

TO WRITE A FAMILY PLAN OR NOT TO WRITE A FAMILY PLAN? Laura Sandefer June 28,…

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WHY AND HOW DO WE START A FAMILY PLAN?

WHY AND HOW DO WE START A FAMILY PLAN? Laura Sandefer September 24, 2013 One of…

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PARENTS NEED RUNNING PARTNERS, TOO

Our children have Running Partners or Running Teams to help them on their way. We parents…

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ADVICE FROM EAGLES TO EAGLES

Advice from eagles to eagles. 1. Make friends right away. Take the first step. Everyone is…

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A COVENANT BETWEEN 6-10 YEAR OLDS

The following words represent hours of discussions, revisions, negotiations, clarifications and decisions by a group of…

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GRITTY PARENTS

One path to grit is through “deliberate practice” as described by Angela Duckworth in her bestseller,…

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WE ARE LOSING SOME OF THE EAGLES

These words, spoken by an Acton parent, were in response to a situation we have at…

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ANTICIPATION

On our journey of learning, looking back is important but so is the looking forward. Anticipation…

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ON TRUSTING THE CHILDREN

After a grueling twenty minutes, the fish was up thrashing near the boat. The captain was…

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WILL MY CHILD SUCCEED AT ACTON ACADEMY?

As we contemplate the beginning of a new year, you may be asking yourself these questions:…

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WHY TRAVEL IS PART OF THE ACTON ACADEMY JOURNEY

Travel is the best antidote to the fear we may have of people who live differently….

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THREE ODD THINGS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS SUMMER

Jesus said it’s not remarkable to love the love-able. Anyone can do that. Then he said…

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A BEAR, A BIRTHDAY CAKE AND A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE – YOUR TICKET TO INNER PEACE?

As we enter the season of busy-ness, I crave the inner calm I so easily access…

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WHAT DO YOU WANT?

There is a much more important question: What do you want? I often forget to consider…

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PARENTS NEED RUNNING PARTNERS, TOO

Our children have Running Partners or Running Teams to help them on their way. We parents…

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A PARENTING MINDSET SHIFT TO FREE YOU

The mindset shift that happens at Acton Academy with the children is two-fold: 1. Shifting from…

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ADVICE FROM A WISE ACTON PARENT

I learned so much from being an Acton parent and I wouldn’t trade the experience for…

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ONE EASY WAY TO COAX SOME REFLECTION TIME FROM YOUR FAMILY

We’ve witnessed in our Acton studios that reflection time is the magic key to deepen learning….

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MY GRATITUDE GIFT TO YOU: 10 WAYS TO HAVE A BETTER CONVERSATION

My gratitude gift for you is sharing Celeste Headley’s “10 ways to have a better conversation.”…

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A BEAR, A BIRTHDAY CAKE AND A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE – YOUR TICKET TO INNER PEACE?

As we enter the season of busy-ness, I crave the inner calm I so easily access…

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WHAT DO YOU WANT?

There is a much more important question: What do you want? I often forget to consider…

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HOW CAN A PARENT KEEP THE SPARK OF CURIOSITY ALIVE?

I hope you feel the sparks of curiosity getting stoked each time you have the opportunity…

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YOU ARE A PARENT, NOT A SOCRATIC GUIDE

Acton Academy Mesilla Valley YOU ARE A PARENT, NOT A SOCRATIC GUIDE Laura Sandefer May 21,…

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HAVE YOU TRIED THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AT HOME?

Acton Academy Mesilla Valley HAVE YOU TRIED THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AT HOME? Laura Sandefer December…

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DO YOU TRUST THE CHILDREN?

DO YOU TRUST THE CHILDREN? Laura Sandefer July 29, 2013 This is the essential question Acton…

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DREAMING UP THE PERFECT SOCRATIC GUIDE

Acton Academy Mesilla Valley DREAMING UP THE PERFECT SOCRATIC GUIDE Laura Sandefer July 11, 2013 Let’s…

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quarantine advice

QUARANTINE ADVICE FOR PARENTS FROM THE EAGLES

I just got off of my morning Zoom chat with the Eagles. I asked them to…

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Ambiguity as Teacher – Part 2: A Story with an Ending We Need to Hear

Here is one for you to remember on those gut wrenching days when your child faces…

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Centered

Creating their own place and space – choosing to center themselves in gratitude before their day…

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Sibling Relationships for the Hero’s Journey

The wonder of the Hero’s Journey is that it honors each individual while holding up the…

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Ambiguity as Teacher: Part 1 of 2

We had to use ambiguity as a teacher and tool at Acton because ambiguity increases complexity,…

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Acton Parent Bootcamp – This may be all you really need to know

Want to feel like an Acton parent who just finished our new parent bootcamp? Here are…

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