Greater Atlanta Christian School Blog

How to Cultivate and Nurture your Child's Passion

Posted by Greater Atlanta Christian School on Tue, Jun 23, 2020

In our culture, there's a lot of talk about passion. The upcoming generation isn't interested in punching a time-clock and waiting until they retire to have fun. They are interested in finding their passion now, while they are young, and figuring out how they can enjoy it their entire life. For some, it might translate into a career, while others may participate in activities on their own time.

Either way, finding one's passion can enrich one's life and lead to true happiness in life, so parents should spend time learning how to cultivate and nurture their child's passion. Whether your child is in kindergarten or high school, it's never too late to learn something new. 

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Topics: co-curriculars, Passion, nurturing talents, discovering interest

Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by Greater Atlanta Christian School on Sat, Jun 20, 2020

In 1983, President Reagan signed a bill that approved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a federal holiday. King is well known for his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement from the mid-1950s to the late 1960s at which point he was assassinated. For his work, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. While arguably every American has at least familiarity with King’s work, his life and work provide a powerful message within the Christian community. King was a Baptist preacher who utilized biblical principles to launch and carry out the Civil Rights Movement. In 13 short years, Dr. King guided a movement that is still relevant, studied, admired, and remembered. While all of his accomplishments are vast and impactful, as a Christian community, we should recognize that his biggest accomplishment was his dogmatic and insightful approach to using God’s Word for effectively transforming the conscience of a nation. He used God’s word as a guiding force for the Civil Rights Movement and he continuously credited God as the force pushing the movement through. Dr. King’s unwavering faith in the truth of God’s Word is what propelled him to carry out the dream of equality no matter the cost.

There are five biblical principles Dr. King taught America that transcended race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and religion.

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Topics: civil rights

10 Brain Foods that will Help your Child Thrive in School

Posted by Greater Atlanta Christian School on Wed, Jun 10, 2020

All parents know it is important to feed their children breakfast and lunch so they can do their very best at school. Growling stomachs can interrupt learning! But it is important to note that it's not just important to feed children, but to be intentional about choosing foods that will help them learn, focus, and concentrate. Foods full of sugar and unhealthy fats can cause children to swing between hyper and sluggish.

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Topics: parenting tips, nutrition, healthy eating

4 Tips to Help your Child Maintain a Love of Learning

Posted by Greater Atlanta Christian School on Sat, May 16, 2020
For a parent, there is no greater pleasure than watching your child learn new things. While a school's purpose is to ensure children receive the education they need to be successful in life, parents play a role in preparing children outside the classroom as well. The best teachers inspire students to nurture their curiosity by creating an environment where learning is fun. Parents can do the same at home to instill a love of learning in their child that will last a lifetime. 
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Topics: parenting, parenting tips, love of learning

How to Evaluate Potential Schools for your Child

Posted by Greater Atlanta Christian School on Thu, May 14, 2020

Even before you send your child to college, you have another important decision to make. Where should they go to high school (or even middle school)? The high school your child attends will affect the quality of their education and their college options. While there are a lot of points to consider, here are the top 8.
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Topics: school choice, evaluating schools