We’ve made it to yet another significant milestone, our February break, still without incident. We’ve been fortunate during these unpredictable days of the pandemic. I’m pleased with our students’ optimistic approach to this less-than-ideal situation. Anxiety exists, but there is always encouragement when needed. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday. Stay safe!
Dr. Delaney Ruston – Pretty much every parent I talk with shares my sadness and concern about our kids and teens’ social isolation during this pandemic. On top of isolation from friends and all the obstacles to making new friends, there is the whole world of romantic relationships and sexuality — flirting, wanting a boyfriend … More Pressure For Pics In The Pandemic
I totally get if it has felt very triggering when you see articles about titles like, “What your kids should be doing right now,” — implying that you should make sure they get off screens and do exercise, art, etc. I think about a mom who told me not that long ago how she got … More My Kid Is Not Motivated, Now What?
Our live calendar can be found on our website at http://www.qsi.org/papa/. Click on the calendar icon at the top. Upcoming events are listed there, just as they are in this newsletter. As the title of this post shows, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Friday, February 12, which also marks our 100th day … More Chinese New Year, February Break, and Parent/Teacher Conferences
The 7s class has just wrapped up a three-week Cultural Studies unit on the beautiful, diverse country of India. As any traveler knows, one of the most enjoyable ways to get acquainted with a culture is through its food. These kids were more than happy to give Indian foods a try. After learning about the … More 7-Year-Olds Experience India
Dr. Delaney Ruston – “Desensitization is really useful in certain circumstances. But in the general population, it’s actually a really bad thing to be desensitized because it makes you undervalue other people’s pain.”—Douglas Gentille, PhD I’ve been thinking a lot about violence and video games and the shows that kids are watching these days. What … More Why We Care About Violence In Video Games And Shows
We’ve had a good week back on campus, at least with the elementary and middle school students. We’re hopeful the secondary students will be able to return soon. While this time of year seems like the beginning, filled with hope for the new year, it can also be challenging for some students due to the … More It’s good to be back!
It’s possible not everyone reads the entire newsletter on a weekly basis, but articles I add from ScreenAgers are certainly worth the time. We screened the documentary three years ago, and for many it was an enlightening experience. If you haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend it. In light of the research concerning screen … More Reminder: Mobile Phone Use