Category Archives: ACA Blog


Establishing Humility at a Young Age Is Vital for Long-Term Happiness


In today’s social climate, humility is one of the most appreciated traits and virtues for a child to have—not only because it’s useful for them at their age, but also because it will continue to serve them for the rest of their lives. A humble person is modest, without arrogance or pride in the things […]

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Nine Unique Art Projects That Will Engage Your Child’s Mind


Engaging a child with art helps them look at materials in a new way while keeping them entertained for hours on end. When they see that they’re capable of making something new with their own two hands, a whole new world will open up for them—a creative world where they have the ability to do […]

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The Importance of Mathematical Skills in this Increasingly Technical World


Many students wonder why math is so important—especially in the world that they’re growing up in, a world where a calculator is always at their disposal, right in their pocket in the form of their smartphone. Forget a calculator; with Google on their side, they have answers to many more math problems than students of […]

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How to Augment Your Child’s Learning at Home


While we strive to teach children as much as possible, only some of a child’s learning can happen in the classroom. After they return home each night, students have a chance to cement their learning by reading with parents, helping with chores and playing with their loved ones. At Austin Children’s Academy, we have found […]

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Self-Awareness and Self-Reflection Are Integral to a Happy and Fulfilling Life


In order to have a happy, fulfilling life, children must learn about self-reflection and self-awareness. Many top athletes and business professionals say that self-reflection is one of the most important factors for achieving success. If you never reflect on your progress in life, you can end up apathetic, stressed out and exhausted. Unfortunately, a lot […]

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How a Montessori School Promotes Empathy and Strong Social Skills


By going to a Montessori school, children can develop empathy and strong social skills. Unlike other schools, children in Montessori programs are grouped with students from multiple age brackets. Because of this, our students become better mentors for younger kids. They also get better at taking advice from older students. All of these interactions help […]

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Four Reasons Why a Montessori Education Will Turn Your Child Into a Self-Starter


To be successful in life, children must become self-motivated. At Montessori schools, children can develop a natural drive and learn how to become self-starters. By putting your child in a Montessori school, you can enjoy the following benefits. 1. Your Child Can Develop Self-Regulation Montessori schools emphasize self-regulation in a variety of ways. In Montessori […]

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Tips for Parents of Montessori Students that Support the Philosophy


If you’re a Montessori parent, you’ve probably been told that your child’s education continues even outside of the classroom. Whether you’re looking to supplement your child’s Montessori education or simply keep the philosophy alive after they graduate, these tips will help ensure that your kid keeps growing according to Maria Montessori’s vision for childhood. 1)  […]

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Importance of Staying with Montessori K-12 and Its Effect on the Student


Most Montessori schools only take students of preschool and kindergarten ages. Because of this, it’s no surprise that many parents aren’t aware that you can also send your children to a Montessori institution that offers K-12 classes. The Montessori method is a great choice for students of all ages and can make for an excellent […]

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Comparing the Montessori Method to Traditional Education


Many new Montessori parents often ask what the difference is between the Montessori method and a more traditional classroom environment. The Montessori method is unique because it relies on a science-focused and child-friendly educational philosophy that can’t be found at other institutions. Classroom Population One of the first things that many parents and students notice […]

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