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All posts by Barbara Brown, BDS Principal

Get to know us:  Brookridge Day School Principal Barbara Brown


Over the course of the next few months we’re going to introduce you to each one of the talented and dedicated professionals that make up Overland Park’s Brookridge Day School.  We recently had...
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Accomplishing tasks- it’s as Easy as 1-2-3


Are you looking for tips to help your child accomplish tasks at home? The Easy as 1-2-3 formula is one that the teachers at Brookridge Day School use to help students accomplish tasks at school. The...
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Reflections on Appreciation


When teaching is your calling, your life’s work and mission, the children truly fill the need of being appreciated. That said, as a principal of a school filled with talented educators, I am always...
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Kindergarten Readiness


As your child’s preschool years come to an end you are undoubtedly thinking about kindergarten. It is important to choose the right school environment for your child, as well as understanding the...
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The Buddy Bench


The buddy bench is a simple idea that started in Germany to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on school playgrounds.  After reading about the buddy bench concept, a first grader in...
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Following directions to create successful students and confident kids


Parents and teachers are always seeking ways to create successful students and confident kids. Dr. Lynn F. Hellerstein’s book, See It. Say It. Do It!, is the perfect action guide to helping parents...
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School Success Requires Teamwork, Beginning with Preschool


When families and schools work together, it’s a winning combination. There are simple things you can do to support the school and help your child succeed academically. You can: Encourage your child...
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A cure for “the interrupting child”


Does your child(ren) have a problem with interrupting? The habit of interrupting is frustrating, but the good news is that it’s curable! Children of all ages can be taught how to wait their turn to...
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Helping children cope with life’s challenges


How do we help our children cope with life’s challenges of unkindness? What can we say to encourage them to be courageous in the face of challenges? If you are looking for ways to help your child...
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How to put a stop to tattling–for children of all ages!


Are your children constantly tattling? Have you had enough? Children as young as prekindergarten age can be taught the rules of tattling. Once they understand the difference between tattling and...
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How to jumpstart your best school year yet!


Whether this is your family’s first school year or your tenth, we can all take advantage of some great tips from parenting coach Susan Epstein. The following are her steps to avoid the chaos so you...
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