Category Archives: helicopter parent

Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Pre-College Plan for Junior High Families In simplest terms, the value of education is at least threefold: the acquisition of knowledge; the access it provides to higher levels of the socio-economic spectrum; and the cash value of … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide To Happiness

Allow Consequences To Teach:  NO:  “She forgot her lunch money; I’ll just drop it at the school office.” “He is going to miss the deadline, unless I take care of it.” Most teens learn form a subtle form of trial … Continue reading

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“How Children Succeed”

When our children were toddlers, I developed the ability to know just when one of their precarious steps would lead to a non-injuring fall to the ground.  I trained myself to look away as the child fell, knowing that his … Continue reading

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Simon Says Don’t Use Flashcards

Studies are great. , They tell us things we already knew, so we can move on with even greater confidence and purpose.  Well, recent Oregon State child-development research results may seem obvious, but in an era when there are parents … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children Well

 Are we loving our children to death? In our fervor to equip them for an ever more competitive world and to acquaint them with as many sport and arts experiences as their schedules allow, are we, in fact, squelching their … Continue reading

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WHO’S THE CLIENT HERE, ANYWAY?

On a recent afternoon in our office, near Wyomissing, PA, a client and family arrived for an introductory interview and assessment before beginning the application process for boarding school admission. (In our world, the client is always the student, whether … Continue reading

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