Countryside Day Blog

3 Things You Can Do to Help Your 4-10 Year Old Be a Confident Public Speaker

Every time you are in a store, have your child ask a store clerk where something is located. Always have your child order his/her own food at restaurants. Never answer a question posed to your child for him/her. Sit comfortably in the silence for a moment. If s/he still does not answer, simply state: "Mr. Jones asked you a question. Your [...]

Four Letter Words

Is work a four-letter word? It certainly has four letters. And for many of us (present author not included) work does carry with it all the baggage of the traditional reference to four letter words, specifically profanity. Many people are in jobs they do not find value in.   I recently heard the former CEO of Baxter say he no [...]

Chris and Corrie Carrigan

Testimonials from Chris and Corrie Carrigan about CDS When we think about our time at CDS we are overwhelmed with gratitude. I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that its impact on our family will reverberate for a generation. We couldn't be more thrilled with your capable and dedicated staff and how their passion, patience, and discipline [...]

Gateway Parenting

The theory goes something like this: if you use legal drugs such as tobacco or alcohol, or even what some consider “soft drugs” like marijuana, you are more likely to slip down the slope to using “hard drugs” like amphetamines, cocaine and heroin, than people who never get started using soft drugs in the first place. The starter drugs are [...]