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Small Businesses, Big Results: Courthouse Academy Traditional & Spanish Immersion School

Owner: Kym Pomares Founded: 1992 Location: 3217 Monet Dr., Virginia Beach Number of Employees: 48 Kym Pomares originally founded Courthouse Academy in 1992 exclusively as a pre-school with half days, a total enrollment of less than 25 children and staff of three or four members. Since then, Pomares has developed the program to include 207 …

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5 parenting styles that cause entitlement in kids — and how to change them

We all have them: the “What were we thinking?” parenting moments. We let our kids sneak in after curfew because we don’t want another battle. Or we stock our purse with candy to make it through errands. Or maybe we’ve been cleaning the forgotten guinea pig’s cage — every Saturday for two years! Guilty as …

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Why self-care is an important part of parenting, and how to make time for it

In traditional ground-fought wars, the command post behind the lines would often have hot coffee, good food and dry clothes. Was this because the generals were selfish? Or because they deserved it for having made the highest ranks in the military? No, it was because if the command fell or experienced low morale, the rest …

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Virginia Beach school teaches kids to be bilingual by giving them teachers who speak only Spanish

A 3-year-old boy looks up at a visitor and shyly whispers, “Hola.” Meanwhile, a second-grader starts to ask her teacher a question in English, but is corrected and told to speak Spanish. These kids are students in Courthouse Academy’s Spanish Immersion program, in which children work for part of the day with a teacher who …

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