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Introducing Online Abacus classes at JAMS!

2020-04-14T09:33:10-07:00

Others may be living in fear and not doing much during the coronavirus pandemic, but that’s not JAMS.  We are working hard to make sure the learning does not stop! Now is not the time to stop classes. Now is the time to keep your child engaged in academics and Abacus, and help

Introducing Online Abacus classes at JAMS!2020-04-14T09:33:10-07:00

SADNESS, KINDNESS, AND PEACE AFTER DIVORCE – SENSEI’S JOURNEY

2020-03-11T06:54:12-07:00

I divorced in June 2006. I never thought I would be the one to have this experience. But I did, and I became the single mother of three young children -- a fifth-grader, a second-grader, and a kindergartner at the time. When I decided to divorce and became separated in September 2005, the

SADNESS, KINDNESS, AND PEACE AFTER DIVORCE – SENSEI’S JOURNEY2020-03-11T06:54:12-07:00

HELP YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

2020-03-11T06:50:40-07:00

It breaks my heart to know that 2,500 students in the Beaverton School District are homeless. I’m so pleased that our school district partners with Family Promise to help end family homelessness. Most of the students at JAMS have more than they need, but they are likely to know that some peers are

HELP YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY2020-03-11T06:50:40-07:00

READING HAS BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

2020-03-11T06:39:56-07:00

The Beaverton School District, like school districts nationwide, began March by celebrating Read Across America. It made me remember how much I loved reading as a child, and it made me wonder if children are still reading books these days.I am old enough to remember a time without screens. Side note: Don’t get me

READING HAS BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES2020-03-11T06:39:56-07:00

Teach Your Kids to Take Responsibility for Their Actions

2020-02-14T08:22:45-07:00

12 TIPS FOR RAISING RESPONSIBLE CHILDREN -- NO. 5 IS BIG! Kristen Welch’s blog post may be five years old, but her words remain indelibly written on the brains of moms and dads who turned to her website out of desperation because their youngsters were refusing to take responsibility for anything that came

Teach Your Kids to Take Responsibility for Their Actions2020-02-14T08:22:45-07:00

Sensei’s Story

2020-02-05T05:44:08-07:00

JAMS MILESTONE: 20 YEARS AND COUNTING! I clearly remember my first Abacus class 20 years ago. It was in the living room of my old house. I had just two students, one Japanese and one American/Japanese, who are now 27 years old. Now, two decades later, I am looking back on my past

Sensei’s Story2020-02-05T05:44:08-07:00

SNOW DAYS … MAYBE THEY AREN’T SO BAD

2020-01-30T05:52:11-07:00

It's that time of year again! That's right, winter is here and for most of us, that means cold weather and, of course, snow. And what does snow bring? School closings and snow days! Make the most out of your day at home with your child. If you are worried about your children's

SNOW DAYS … MAYBE THEY AREN’T SO BAD2020-01-30T05:52:11-07:00

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T LIMIT YOUR CHILD’S TV TIME?

2019-11-07T09:58:55-07:00

Without a doubt, the television is a double-edged sword. Yes, there are benefits, but too much TV can also be a liability. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that young children should spend less than two hours watching television. Moreover, children younger than 2 should have no screen time. According to a study

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T LIMIT YOUR CHILD’S TV TIME?2019-11-07T09:58:55-07:00

HOW DOES SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECT YOUR CHILD’S BODY IMAGE?

2019-12-18T08:28:07-07:00

Today, we live in a world where images can be easily manipulated. Photoshop is only one of the thousands of photo editing software available online. And, one does not need sophisticated computer knowledge to edit images with today’s technology. In fact, even social media sites have built-in editing features in order to help

HOW DOES SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECT YOUR CHILD’S BODY IMAGE?2019-12-18T08:28:07-07:00

IS IT TIME TO GIVE YOUR CHILD A CELLPHONE?

2019-11-01T09:30:57-07:00

Many parents ask me what’s the best age to give their child a phone. The first thing I remind them is they are not giving their child a just phone, they are giving them a powerful tool with access to information the child might not be ready for. But I also know it’s

IS IT TIME TO GIVE YOUR CHILD A CELLPHONE?2019-11-01T09:30:57-07:00
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