4 results for month: 12/2014


Please join us January 12 At 6PM for the next ATA Parent Meeting

The 8th Grade Red Shirt Year is a Great Idea! Recommended for parents of rising 6th-9th grade students. Why should you consider the 8th grade red shirt year for your child? It’s not just about the sport… it’s about the brain! (executive functioning, prefrontal cortex, and transitional years) Middle school years are full of incredible changes in the body, but the most important is the development of the brain, primarily the prefrontal cortex.  Some areas of your child’s brain are fully formed by age 4 or 5, like the senses of sight and touch, but other areas develop much later. The last portion to mature is the prefrontal region. ...

Celebrating Passion: The College Prep Class of 2015

from Carol Hagar, Head of ATACP   Passion can be defined as an intense desire or enthusiasm for something, much like the anticipatory yearning for Christmas morning, waiting to open the giant present nestled under the lights of the tree. Many seniors around the country experience a similar excitement as they wait with expectation for the morning of December 15. For early decision applicants, December 15 is often the big day letters of college acceptance are received. Applicants can earn one of three answers - yes, no, or deferred.   Spencer Chiu   Christmas came early to the CP class of 2015.  Each CP senior received a resoun...

Your Sport Parent Style Revealed by David Benzel

by David Benzel Nowhere is our parenting style more evident than when engaged in the world of youth sports. A disturbing example was recently caught on video tape by a neighbor as a young boy was allegedly whipped by his step-father for dropping the ball while playing catch. While the majority of sport parents will never be guilty of such extreme reactions to a dropped ball, the more subtle versions of this behavior are a regular occurrence in more homes than we’ll ever know. The severity of the judging and rebuking from parents varies widely but the source of the problem is universal: parents often become more analyst than observer, more ...

Law of Giving and Receiving

The universe operates through dynamic exchange - giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.  Through our willingness to give what we wish to receive, we keep abundance circulating in our lives.  Put this to work in your life: 1) Bring a gift to whoever you encounter today - a complement, a prayer, and kind thought, a flower.   2) Gratefully receive all that life has to offer you today. Notice the gifts in nature and in the people and lessons around you. 3) Recognize the most important gifts of caring, affection, appreciation. love.  Gift these to everyone you see today. When you perform anonymous acts of ...