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End of the Year Exams are Almost Here

It’s that time of year again, where Spring Break is bliss and end-of-year exams loom heavily over the heads of 10th and 11th graders and their parents. Even if you are a relaxed parent by nature, it can be hard not to become anxious when your child is about to take exams that can affect […]

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Finding schooling options for when you travel

Some jobs require employees to relocate to another city, or even country, for a period of time. What should you do in this situation for your child, who may be in the middle of his or her school year? There are a few important items to consider, especially regarding the school of record, and the […]

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Questions We Ask Our Kids

I just read a great article suggesting that we stop asking our children what they want to be when they grow up. The author, Adam Grant, wasn’t implying that our children shouldn’t dream or aspire to fulfill a personal calling. He was, however, bringing reality back into the equation. Grant’s comment that asking children what […]

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Spring Semester Check-In

We have reached the midway point of the spring semester! It’s time to check in with your child’s teachers, confirm all assignments have been submitted, and evaluate which steps should be taken to ensure your child finishes the school year strongly. If your child appears to be struggling in any area, this is the perfect […]

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Spring Cleaning for Your Child’s Success!

You may have heard the buzz surrounding a new TV show based on the book titled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, in which she visits the homes of families who are in need of getting their things – and life – in order. Marie’s philosophy is to keep only the things […]

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College Application Timelines

If you have a high schooler in ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade, applying to college can constantly be in the back of your mind. Especially at this time of year when high school seniors are celebrating college acceptances and your child’s standardized tests and spring grades are right around the corner. Private college counselors often […]

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Preparing for Summer

One of the best ways you can help to improve your child’s time management and organization skills is to model effective time management yourself. By taking a goal and backwards planning, which is listing out all the steps necessary to achieve that goal and mapping out a timeline to achieve those steps, you can help […]

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Tips for Choosing Between the ACT and the SAT

If you have a child in high school who isn’t already a senior, you are probably already wondering whether he or she should be take the ACT or SAT college entrance exam. There are multiple companies that offer in-person and online tutoring for each exam. Even though the number of “test optional” colleges is rising, […]

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Is it OK to be a Helicopter Parent?

Recently the New York Times published an opinion piece on the benefits of “helicopter parenting” – when parents take a proactive role in helping their children throughout their academic journey. The term “helicopter parenting” has had a negative connotation, mainly because it conjures an image of hyper-anxious, authoritarian parents who won’t let their children just […]

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Dealing with the Increased Pace of Spring Semester

When children return to school after the winter holidays, they aren’t in school for more than a few weeks before being off again for a couple three-day weekends. These vacations, though merited, interrupt the pace of teaching which may lead to misinterpreting how quickly teachers will move through material during the spring semester. It’s not […]

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