Des Moines, IA

How to Keep a Cool Head

As a parent, we’re faced with daily frustrations and crazy moments. It’s completely normal and kids somehow just know how to push all the right buttons to get us fired up. So how do you keep a cool head when you feel like you're about to explode? Check out these tips! Read More


Could My Child Have Anxiety?

One in eight children are affected by anxiety disorders. In general, it is very common for children to go through phases of anxiety, but those that have true anxiety disorders need more support and treatment to assure a productive and happy life. Check out our blog to learn the signs of possible anxiety disorders and how to seek help. Read More


Pushing Out Peer Pressure

People give into peer pressure for different reasons. Some may do it to fit in with a certain group to be liked, others may just want to try something new and be curious, while others may give in just because “everyone else is doing it”. Learn how to teach your children how to push through the peer pressure. Read More


Family Fun Activities

Spending quality time with your children has some pretty positive benefits, but it can be difficult with busy schedules and activities. Check out what those benefits are and how you can plan more quality time with your kids. Read More


How to Get Kids to Listen

Do you ever feel like a broken record, repeating the same things over and over again with no results or action? Check out these simple tips to help your child listen better. Read More


Life Skills Every Child Needs to Learn

When your child(ren) leave the nest after high school, are they going to be able to take care of themselves? We’ve become a society that tends to over-parent. While no bad intentions ever came from over-parenting, it can be detrimental to your child. Being able to handle themselves and do things on their own not only boosts self-confidence and self-esteem, but gives them a sense of purpose too. Check out these 8 skills every child should know before graduating from high school. Read More


Why Do My Kids Lie?

From tall tales to white lies, dishonesty is a natural part of a child’s development. Children learn to lie for different reasons at different ages (or stages) of life. It’s perfectly normal in most cases and harmless. Learn why kids lie at different stages. Read More


The Tween Transition

If you have a tween in your household, you’ve probably been exposed to some serious attitude and mood changes. One second they love you and the next they are acting like you’re just some stranger that doesn’t understand anything. Learn how to alleviate the bad attitude with these tween tips! Read More


Promoting Passion

Being passionate provides natural joy and drive. Passion isn’t something that just drops in our laps (for most of us at least) and tends to change throughout life through experiences and exposure. Learn how to help your child develop passion with these tips! Read More


Posting as Parents

As a parent, our biggest priority is to keep our children safe. What many parents, and people in general, may not realize is that the photos and posts you share on social media could inflict more harm than good. Learn what types of posts may do more harm than good, no matter the intention. Read More


Location Info

Beaverdale School         Waukee School
2706 Beaver Ave.            215 N. Warrior Lane
Des Moines, IA 50310       Waukee, IA 50263
515-255-0095                  515-978-3000