The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Parenting Advice

List of 6 news stories.

  • Five Things to Look for in a Summer Camp

    Jan. 20, 2023
    Sam Renshaw is the Camp Director at FaySummer, which has offered a summer camp program at Fay School in Southborough, Mass, for over twenty years. FaySummer offers full-day and extended-day summer camps with special interest, sports, and academic immersion options. As parents start to evaluate their options for the summer, Sam shares his best advice for what to look for in a great summer program.
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  • Six Tips For Helping Your Child Navigate the Long Slow Return to Normalcy

    While struggling with their own pandemic fatigue, parents are seeing the toll this extended experience is taking on children and are looking for ways to ease their stress and anxiety. At Fay, where Lower School students are at school in-person and have been throughout the fall, Head of Lower School Lainie Schuster has been observing the effects of this experience on her students. She shares her advice for parents on nurturing resilience in their children as they help them navigate the next few months.
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  • Four Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe with Screen Time on the Rise

    January 12, 2023
    While many aspects of life have returned to normal for kids post-pandemic, the rise in screen time that accompanied lockdowns and school closures may be here to stay, with lasting consequences for kids. 
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  • Parenting a Distance Learner Versus Home Schooling: Tips to Support Your Child and Save Your Sanity

    Apr 21, 2020
    As parents tackle the unexpected challenges posed by COVID-19 - like stay-at-home advisories, a disrupted work schedule, lack of childcare, and lost sleep and anxiety over health and finances - the added pressure to keep children on track academically during remote learning can seem overwhelming. Opinion pieces like, “Why I Refuse to Run a Coronavirus Homeschool,” and “What’s Lost in the Rush to Online Learning,” are cropping up in the media and reinforcing the sense that parents are being asked to do too much right now.
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  • Spreading Kindness from Home: Five Ways Your Child Can Help

    Mar 25, 2020
    Maybe it’ll be the canceled birthday party, the baseball games wiped off the calendar, or just the third successive rainy day stuck at home, but there will be a point - or two - in the coronavirus self-quarantine when your child feels really sorry for themselves. As parents, it’s important to acknowledge those disappointments. After all, we feel them too! However, it is equally important to help your child put those frustrations into perspective and remind them that there are plenty of things that kids can do from home right now to make a difference in their community.
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  • The No-School Survival Guide: Six Tips To Create the Structure Your Kids Are Craving

    Mar 21, 2020
    Is there anything better than a snow day? You sleep in, wear your pajamas until noon, let the kids play a little too much Xbox and graze on junk food. It’s fine because it’s just for one day, right? Well, what happens when you are suddenly looking at days, weeks, or months of unstructured time at home?
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About Fay School

Fay School was founded in 1866 and is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States. Our 66-acre campus is located in Southborough, MA, just 25 miles from Boston. Our community includes 475 students in kindergarten through grade nine and includes 150 boarders in grades 7-9  from across the United States and over 20 countries. Fay is recognized around the world for its superior educational program, and our graduates are accepted to top secondary schools. Fay's program empowers students to discover their talents, develop their intellectual abilities, establish essential academic skills and knowledge, and define their moral character - all essential to living a life of meaning and making a positive difference in the world.

Learn more about Fay School.

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