Hints to reel kids back in the swing of school after the holidays
Release Date: 01/07/2020
Christine Bordelon, associate editor of the Clarion Herald, hosts the latest NOLA Catholic Parenting podcast on upcoming events surrounding back to school including vaccinations at the Hispanic Apostolate. She is joined by Dominican Friar Sergio Serrano and Lizeth Almendarez from the Hispanic Apostolate, and Michael Griffin, President/CEO of Ascension Health which operates 10 DePaul Community Health Centers around New Orleans.info_outline Summer Activity Tips for Parents
Keywords: Deena Cheramie, Mount Carmel Academy, summer camp, University of Holy Cross, Dr. Ryan White, keeping camps safe, prayer in camp. NOLA Catholic Parenting ‘s Christine Bordelon recently moderated a discussion about summer activities for children as seen through the lens of parent Charla Misse, director of Mount Carmel Academy’s Catholic summer camp program and assistant principal Denna Cheramie and director of the University of Holy Cross’ counseling center’s Dr. Ryan White. Watch for suggestions to help get the most of summer with children. 1:15: Charla Misse talks...info_outline Podcast #20 "Arrested Development: Raising Teens in a Time of Pandemic."
The Clarion Herald's associate editor Christine Bordelon interviews Dr. Brian Credo, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics AND Director of the BioMedical Track in the Pre-Professional Program at Archbishop Rummel, Dominican’s vice president/principal Carolyn Favre, Cabrini principal Yvonne Hrapmann and Michelle Nichols, a parent of students at Dominican and Rummel, to discuss an informative video they collaborated on called “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: RAISING HEALTHY TEENS IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC.”info_outline The Year of the Eucharist
Christine Bordelon, associate editor of the Clarion, and editor Peter Finney Jr. talk with Father Colm Cahill and Deacon Ray Duplechain, members of the Year of the Eucharist committee for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and Catholic mom of six from St. Catherine of Siena Parish Michelle Macicek about the meaning of the Eucharist for Catholics, the importance of attending in-person Mass and the Year of the Eucharist beginning Jan. 10, 2021, in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Christine asked Father Cahill to explain the true meaning of the Eucharist since a Pew study revealed that more than half...info_outline How the pandemic is affecting children’s mental health
Clarion Herald associate editor and editor Peter Finney talk with local education and mental health leaders about children’s mental health during the pandemic. Christine: As we endure the 1-th month of the pandemic, I wondered how children were doing. I’ve invited invited Dr. RaeNell Houston, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of New Orleans; Dr. Doug Walker, Ph.D., chief programs director and a clinical psychologist with Mercy Family Center which offers counseling services for all ages; and Charlotte Phillips, one of our NOLA Catholic Parenting writers and...info_outline "The Pain of Miscarriage."
The Clarion Herald's associate editor Christine Bordelon interviews Dr. Michael Graham, an OB-GYN at East Jefferson General Hospital; NOLA Catholic Parenting blogger and columnist Megan Lacourrege; and Sherri Peppo, director of the nonprofit New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries on the subject of miscarriage. Christine asks each of them to share their experiences with miscarriage. 2:40: Megan Lacourrege tells her unique story, having two children and two miscarriages since 2014. She had a 2-year-old, then experienced a miscarriage. After, she said she experienced a hard time in her...info_outline A shepherd’s care during COVID-19
Three pastors in the Archdiocese of New Orleans – Oblate Father Tony Rigoli (Our Lady of Guadalupe), Father John Asare Dankwah (St. Peter Claver) and Father Sidney Speaks (St. Joseph the Worker) – speak with the Clarion Herald's Christine Bordelon and Peter Finney about their pastoral outreach during the pandemic.info_outline A shepherd’s care during COVID-19
Three pastors in the Archdiocese of New Orleans – Oblate Father Tony Rigoli (Our Lady of Guadalupe), Father John Asare Dankwah (St. Peter Claver) and Father Sidney Speaks (St. Joseph the Worker) – speak with the Clarion Herald's Christine Bordelon and Peter Finney about their pastoral outreach during the pandemic.info_outline How COVID-19 has changed education
Clarion Herald and NOLA Catholic Parenting associate editor Christine Bordelon talks with NOLA Catholic Parenting bloggers/columnists Kim Roberts and Ty Salvant as well as the Office of Catholic Education and Faith Formation Kasey Webb and Clarion Herald editor Peter Finney Jr. about the changing landscape of education in the Archdiocese of New Orleans since the COVID-19 crisis hit New Orleans in March 2020. :30-1:30: Christine talks about the Brave New World of education since the pandemic and how she was home with her husband and grandchild fighting for internet. 1:30 Christine said...info_outline The Importance of Catholic Schools
Host Christine Bordelon, associate editor of the Clarion Herald, talks with bloggers/columnists Gaby Smith and Ana Borden, and Dr. RaeNell Houston, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of New Orleans about what Catholic schools offer students beyond education.info_outline
Christine Bordelon talks to columnists and bloggers Gavin Lewis and Gaby Smith about getting kids back on track after the Christmas break.
:29 – Gavin Lewis has four kids at home, so it’s not so much of a break. His family tries to take a trip out of town to at least one family’s house. They went to Tennessee once, and they try to take a trip, but scheduling all the kids’ activities makes it different.
2:10: Gaby has family all over country and travels to at least one family’s home during the holidays. When she was young, her family stayed home. She has family in the military, so it is unpredictable where they go, depending on where they have moved. In between, several friends/relatives have been getting married around Christmas holidays. Spends time with her grandfather in New Roads. This year, they are going to Disney for a day.
4:15: Christine talks about getting her kids back to school. She used to let her children, when they were young to slide during holidays.
4:54: Gavin, who has been a teacher, principal and is a parent, said try not to let the kids get out of the swing of things. He encourages parents to let the kids do something educational every day to keep the brain flowing. This way they don’t get their kids totally out of using their brain. He doesn’t let his kids watch TV during school week. About four days before they start school in January, he restarts their bedtime routine. Their kids had to adjust to go to sleep without TV. Don’t wait until the night before they go back to school to try to return to routine. Talk to their kids about their expectations about the new semesters – how can they improve.
7:17: Gaby talks about what she does to get her son ready to returning to school. She has chores her son has to do. Tries to train him to remember to do things himself without reminders. The devices kids use – especially the tablets – mesmerize them.
8:40: Gavin- for every hour on the iPad, give him 10 to 15 minutes of doing math or reading. When he was a principal, he would send home a packet with some written work and even websites that parents could peruse with their children in an effort to make sure they didn’t lose students academically over the two-week break. It wasn’t heavily graded, but it kept them on track, Gavin said. He knows the kids need a break. He encouraged parents to read books with their children to bond. “Be involved in your child’s education.” He said it was received well by the parents as long as it wasn’t too much work for them to do.
11:20: Christine found the parenting toolbook online with suggestions to get the kids ready to return to school. Focused on working individually on things they might have trouble with.