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Parenting

Bullying and Teasing: What to do and How to Help

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017

Words by: Dr. Jason Dobrow, Guidance Counselor Dr. Jason Dobrow is the Guidance Counselor at Academy at the Lakes. He is a native of Denver, Colorado and possesses degrees from Arizona State University, University of Colorado at Denver, and the University of South Florida. Jason lives in Tampa with his wife Jacqui, daughter Leila, dog, […]


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A Parent’s Guide to Technology Safety & Security for Children

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

Students don’t always realize that the behaviors they engage in after school and on weekends can have an impact on their experience at school. Once they are face to face with someone they’ve had a negative interaction with online or via text messages it can be uncomfortable being back at school with that peer.


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Lessons from the Campaign Trail 2016: Our Children Are Watching [Thoughts from the Head of School]

Posted on: March 16th, 2016

Words by Mark Heller, Head of School The greatest disappointment I have felt from the Presidential Campaign of 2016 is that it is a campaign our children are witnessing, experiencing, and processing. They are seeing what passes for “debates,” they are clearly perceiving the climate, and they are likely concluding that because this is the […]


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How to Read to Your Child

Posted on: October 16th, 2014

How to Read to Your Child

Reading aloud is about more than learning to read, it is about making connections between parent and child.

Reading to your child can create an emotional bond like no other. It’s a bond that will withstand varying stages of growth and development and it also will provide an avenue to communicate.


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Educational Birthday Party Locations in Tampa Bay

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

Educational Birthday Party Locations in Tampa Bay
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The Tampa Bay area has several fantastic locations for unique and memorable birthday parties for children. We’ve compiled a list of venues that have fun birthday party packages, local to the Tampa Bay community.


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Things We Pinned: Summer Activities for Kids

Posted on: June 16th, 2014

Things We Pinned: Summer Activities for Kids

Did you know that Academy is on Pinterest?

Follow our boards and get inspired on topics such as:

…and so much more!

We recently added a Summer Time board on Pinterest where we will be adding summer activities and ideas.


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Fun Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities to do in Tampa Bay This Summer

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014

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There is no time to be bored in Tampa Bay during summer break! Below we have a comprehensive list of fun outdoor family-friendly activities all across the Tampa Bay area.


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Book Recommendations for PreK3 and Junior Kindergarten (Ages 3 & 4)

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

Once a month we will be sharing our favorite books for all levels of school-aged children from our very own experts, our librarians.


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Report Card Conversations

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

by Judy Kent


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Halloween Safety Tips

Posted on: October 21st, 2013

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