May 21, 2010

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May 21, 2010

Parenting 101, part four

This is the fourth installment in a series of posts called Parenting 101. These are meant to be suggestions for how to be a good school parent.

The next principle is this: Be a supporter of the school when you’re out in the community.

Parents are our school’s best spokesmen, ambassadors, and advocates. So look for opportunities to get the word out about Regents Academy in our community. Private education seems odd to many people, not to mention private Christian education. And private classical Christian education is an outright enigma. But then there’s you standing before them: your children are part of a classical Christian school, and you can help people understand what is so great about that.

Are there things the school needs to do better? Are there things the school has gotten wrong? Of course. However, we can all major on the many things the school has gotten right and the many wonderful gifts God has given us through the school. A little bit of criticism on Facebook goes a long way. But a few well-chosen words to friends and neighbors about how God has blessed your family through Regents Academy goes even further. As the school’s reputation for excellence in education and for being a loving Christian family grows, the school prospers, and we all benefit.

You have a lot to do with that. So do your part. Talk the school up, and watch what happens.

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