Parent University

Why should you be involved in Parent University? Research shows that parent and family engagement is the most powerful predictor in a child’s development, academically, socially, and spiritually. We believe in a strong home-school partnership that supports the whole child.

 

*Check back for upcoming virtual and in-person workshops


Resources

AZ Attorney General's Office - Human Trafficking for Parents Webinar

Human Trafficking for Parents Webinar - Use password BeAware2020

The 7 Cs: The Essential Building Blocks of Resilience – FosteringResilience.com

Young people live up or down to expectations we set for them. They need adults who believe in them unconditionally and hold them to the high expectations of being compassionate, generous, and creative.

Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline – pbs.org

Read about seven tips that will set you on the path to better behavior—and a stronger, more peaceful connection with your child.

Child Developmental Milestones by Age – cdc.gov

Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. View the milestones based on the age of your child, view resources, and developmental information.

12 Tips for Raising Confident Kids – pbs.org

Read about how to implement these 12 easy tips for raising confident kids!

Parents Guide to Teenagers and Sleep – ChildMind.org

Adolescents are notoriously sleep-deprived, because of a combination of biology, technology and the demands of school and extra-curricular activities. This guide outlines how lack of sleep can affect teenagers, and how parents

can help them build more sleep into their lives.

Homework Tips for Parents – ed.gov (pdf)

Read more about homework tips for parents.

Common Sense Media Resources – CommonSenseMedia.org

Know you're making the best possible choices for your kids. Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading independent source for media recommendations and advice for families.

Parents Guide to ADHD – ChildMind.org

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find it unusually difficult to concentrate on tasks, to pay attention, to sit still, and to control impulsive behavior. This guide offers parents the information you need to understand the behaviors associated with the disorder and make effective decisions for your child about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Tip Sheets on Difficult Topics – WingedHope.org

Winged Hope Tip Sheets provide victims, survivors, families, and the agencies who serve them, with resources, stats/data/tips related to their family advocacy programs.

 

There are numerous parental monitoring devices to help keep your child safe online. These are two of the ones that our families use and recommend.       

Bark Technologies

Bark Technologies serves as your families watchdog for internet safety. Visit www.bark.us for more information.

Circle by Disney

Widely used by many families, the Circle by Disney keeps your child’s device monitored not only at home but while they are away. Visit www.meetcircle.com for more details and discounts.

 

The NVCATM Promise

Steadfast in faith, NVCA is committed to a Christ-centered education that can transform lives and touch communities. Our role is to help define and reinforce a deep sense of God-given value, purpose and meaning in the pursuit of knowledge and growth in Christ for a transforming influence on the world. An NVCA education forms the foundation upon which all academic pursuits are built thereby enabling students to reach their full educational potential.