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Welcome to Nouvel Catholic Central Schools, a preschool-12 grade school system, where growing in faith and gaining essential knowledge happen together. Parents send their children to Nouvel Catholic Central Schools to experience the difference of an education centered on Christ. Exceptional staff and small class sizes provide many advantages for learning and students are encouraged to recognize and develop their own gifts from God. The basics of reading and writing, math and science, geography and spelling are essential, but it is the faith-filled spirit of Nouvel Catholic Central Schools that makes it special.

Nouvel Catholic Central Schools recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children, and for that reason it partners with parents to help each student achieve his or her potential.

For more than 100 years, parents have trusted Catholic schools in the Saginaw area to provide their children the foundation necessary to build successful academic careers and live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Recommended Reading for Parents

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk
By Elaine Mazlish and Adele Faber

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk is an excellent communication tool kit based on a series of workshops developed by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Faber and Mazlish (coauthors of Siblings Without Rivalry) provide a step-by-step approach to improving relationships in your house. The "Reminder" pages, helpful cartoon illustrations, and excellent exercises will improve your ability as a parent to talk and problem-solve with your children. The book can be used alone or in parenting groups, and the solid tools provided are appropriate for kids of all ages. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Adele Faber also authored:
How To Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk
Siblings Without Rivalry
Between Parent and Child: the bestselling classic that revolutionized Parent-Child Communication – a revisit to Haim Ginott’s parenting guide written in the 1960s.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child – The Heart of Parenting
by John Gottman

Psychology professor John Gottman explores the emotional relationship between parents and children. It's not enough to simply reject an authoritarian model of parenting, Gottman says. A parent needs to be concerned with the quality of emotional interactions. Gottman, author of Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, and coauthor Joan Declaire focus first on the parent (a "know thyself" approach), and provide a series of exercises to assess parenting styles and emotional self-awareness. The authors identify a five-step "emotion coaching" process to help teach children how to recognize and address their feelings, which includes becoming aware of the child's emotions; recognizing that dealing with these emotions is an opportunity for intimacy; listening empathetically; helping the child label emotions; setting limits; and problem-solving. Chapters on divorce, fathering, and age-based differences in emotional development help make Gottman's teachings detailed and useful. --Ericka Lutz

Last Child in the Woods
by Richard Louv

Today's kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world, says child advocacy expert Louv (Childhood's Future; Fatherlove; etc.), even as research shows that "thoughtful exposure of youngsters to nature can... be a powerful form of therapy for attention-deficit disorder and other maladies." Instead of passing summer months hiking, swimming and telling stories around the campfire, children these days are more likely to attend computer camps or weight-loss camps: as a result, Louv says, they've come to think of nature as more of an abstraction than a reality. Indeed, a 2002 British study reported that eight-year-olds could identify Pokémon characters far more easily than they could name "otter, beetle, and oak tree." Gathering thoughts from parents, teachers, researchers, environmentalists and other concerned parties, Louv argues for a return to an awareness of and appreciation for the natural world.

Make Some Memories with Your Kids

While time spent with children can be fun most of the time, it is no secret that parenting today is time-challenged. Here are a few tips to share some positive time and create special memories:

DRAWING - Kids generally love to draw, but expressing yourself artistically can be great for adults, too. Break out the crayons and make art with your kids – both of you will love it. Kids are very gentle “critics”. Any other kind of craft activity works too.

WALKING - You can enjoy the benefits of exercise and let the children enjoy the scenery with you. A nighttime walk in the neighborhood with an older child is an opportunity to talk through feelings – under cover of darkness.

BE SILLY - Get in touch with your inner child and let your children see that side of you. Blow bubbles, play dress-up, make play dough together. 

ENJOY MUSIC - Sing and dance together, create a junk band with pots and pans ( shades of Blue Man Group or Stomp). Put some quiet music on and read together.

FAMILY TRADITIONS - Establish unique family traditions and build them into the calendar.

SAVE-A-DATE - If you have a number of children, arrange a "date" with one child at a time to share an activity of their choosing. They will keep excellent track of whose turn it is next.

LOVE NOTES - Every now and then, put a "love" note in the backpack or lunchbox for your child to find – even high school kids or maybe especially high school kids!

 

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Saginaw, MI 48608

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