Parenting and Education Blog

Continuing Revelations

The WFS Education and Parenting Blog

A core principle in Quaker education is “continuing revelation,” the idea that the process of learning is continuous through seeking, experience, and reflection. Throughout our lives, we encounter new things to learn and new challenges to meet, especially as parents and guardians. We hope this NEW blog provides interesting and useful information for those on the journey of raising school-aged children.

2021

  • Your Valuable Role in Your Child’s College Application Process

    Kathleen Martin, WFS Director of College Guidance
    If your child is pursuing higher education, at some point in their high school career you will likely feel compelled to step into, and perhaps even manage, their college application process. But when, how, and to what extent should parents and guardians be involved? What is the right balance to keep the integrity of the process belonging to the child and not the adults? Here are seven ways you can help your high schooler navigate this journey primarily on their own while lending valuable support.
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  • 3 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Middle School

    Deciding to invest in a private school education for your rising middle schooler can feel like an onerous process, and when assessing a school, it’s natural to want to look at college lists, standardized test scores, and advanced coursework offerings to help inform your decision. There is comfort in the concrete, and these things can be good data points. But how will you know if a school values development of the whole child and provides an environment that develops students to become their best selves?
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  • 8 Steps for a More Peaceful Home: Teaching Your Kids How to Resolve Conflict

    “It’s mine!” “No, it’s mine!” “No it’s not, it’s MINE!” Your blood pressure starts rising as you hear your kids yelling at each other in the other room. Again. For what seems like the fiftieth time today. How can you keep your cool and break what often feels like a never-ending cycle of conflict with your kids?
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  • The 4 Essential Outcomes of Quaker Education

    90% of the students who attend Wilmington Friends are non-Quakers. What brings families to Quaker education is often the appeal of an academic program with depth--one that truly asks students to think, to collaborate, to be creative, to take risks--within a caring community that balances focus on the individual with responsibility to the common good.
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