Partnering with Parents

A Letter from Tim Greener, Superintendent (and Fellow Parent)

It is no secret: The culture in which we grew up is vastly different from the culture our children experience today. Surrounded by worldly influences, our children struggle to be “in the world but not of it.” We as parents struggle to protect them from the world, knowing that we cannot protect them from every negative influence.

Perhaps a small part of that is what brought you to Christian Academy.  We can limit what our children watch on television.  We can limit what they see and hear in our homes.  We can put filters on our computers, but the best filter is one that develops and matures over a period of years as our children internalize God’s word.  That’s what makes us different - a Biblical perspective woven into the fabric of everything we do.

Each day, we as educators witness the challenges of parenting from a Biblical worldview. As part of our response, I decided to develop this parent resource site to engage you in a dialogue as we go through the process of "developing children with a heart for God."

My intent for this site is to go beyond a simple list of Google links or Amazon books.  It is not my intent to tell you how to parent.  Rather, I want to engage you in a dialogue about parenting - meeting you where you are today and exposing you to what other parents have learned over time.

Our new site contains hundreds of resources for you on just about any topic you will face in raising children.  From bullying to eating disorders to internet dangers, there are books, videos, links, and more to help you navigate the challenging task of raising children in today’s society.  Many of the resources are available in our school media centers.

One unique aspect of this site is a series of 2-5 minute videos featuring interviews of our own parents regarding cell phone use, dating, parties, and other relevant topics.  To my knowledge, we are the only school to offer this type of format with relevant, interactive content.

Please take a few moments to browse this site as I know you will find it helpful.  Even if you are not facing a particular issue, you may find something that you can refer a friend to for help.  One web site that I would strongly encourage you to go visit and sign up for their weekly newsletter is connectwithkids.com.  I have been getting their weekly articles for over a year and it is the best I have seen in dealing with everyday and difficult teen issues.  

Thanks for trusting us to share in the educational and spiritual development of your children.