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The Summit Blog: Parenting Matters

This is a time of year when many parents of elementary-aged children are worried about whether their children are being challenged enough in schools. This is especially true of ...

It was not until the film "Hidden Figures" hit the big screen that the real life story of three black women’s mathematical ingenuity became widely celebrated and...

By Kathy Scott: Every parent I’ve ever known, who holds their newborn infant in their arms for the first time, is immediately enraptured with baby love. We hold them, k...

By Kendra Thornton: As we “spring forward” with Daylight Saving Time, it brings to mind the importance of good sleep.   Preschool children, ages 3-5, typi...

Sooner or later, every parent, grandparent or caregiver will face the daunting task of having a difficult conversation with their kids or grandkids. And considering the types of...

Experts speaking at our Early Childhood Education Symposium have told us that humility is one of the most important traits a parent can teach a child. Upper School Director...

By Jay Cooper: Resilience is a bit of a buzzword, one that’s often thrown around by parents, caregivers and coaches. You’ve heard the words of encouragement: reco...

By Hannah Michels Every area of a child’s life can benefit from cultivating their creativity. The creative process builds a child’s problem-solving skills along w...

By Sharon Collins The importance of early intervention in identifying and remediating speech and language deficits cannot be overstated. Research shows that school-age childr...

This week is the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) "National School Counseling Week."  Highlighting  current trends and resources, Lowe...

By Rich Wilson:   One of the universal concerns of parents is how to appropriately motivate their children. At The Summit, our parents are high achieving. If the...

By Julia Almaguer: Given my generation’s math education, sometimes I am surprised that I became a math teacher. As a student I figured out methods and patterns, complet...

By Brooke Byam   Sometimes parents ask me advice about whether to put siblings together in a classroom. As a multi-age teacher, I look forward to having siblings in t...

By Jay Cooper   Every year, thousands of parents in and around Cincinnati are faced with choosing a preschool for their child. But what really goes into the selection...

By Renee Mattson   The turn of every new year is a wonderful time to pause and reconnect to what matters most. Our parent coaches at Child in Bloom receive the most p...

On any given morning, students at The Summit Country Day School can be found pushing a wheelbarrow full of toys, crawling through a tube, sitting with a friend in a small rockin...

These days, it seems that every day must have a purpose to celebrate. This week, we are celebrating something that we think could, pardon the pun, pick up STEAM. Nov. 8 is na...

This is the second of two parts on the topic of screen time for children. In last week's blog post, we considered the addictive nature of access to technology. Today's...

This is the first of two parts on the topic of screen time for children. Today, we considered the addictive nature of access to technology. Next week we offer tips for pare...

The Montessori preschool program at The Summit Country Day School features learning materials designed to optimize early childhood learning.

Did you know there is a connection between developing rhythm skills and pre-reading abilities in toddlers? (NAMA Foundation) Did you know that young children who undergo musi...

Giving children an opportunity to show that they can regulate their behavior is essential before doling out consequences.

Michele Borba, Ed.D., an educational psychologist, former classroom teacher, parenting expert and best-selling author, returns to The Summit Country Day School on Satu...

Michelle Sullivan sits on the floor with a group of first graders at The Summit Country Day School’s Lower School. Before them are the empty squares of a 10-frame mat. She...

In a culture of instant gratification and a world where material objects signify status, postponing enjoyment or working through some discomfort can do a lot to cultivate a chil...