Tag Archives: Adolescence

The Westtown School

We recently toured The Westtown School with the Director of Admissions, Nathan Bohn. Nathan went over the many attributes of the school and gave us the opportunity to witness Westtown’s magic in action. We enjoyed a full campus walking tour where … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICAL LIMITS OF SELF-EXPRESSION

    The business of getting into boarding school or getting into college poses philosophical and other questions that need to be addressed by every applicant in one way or another. I have to be me. No one can tell me how … Continue reading

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THE REPEAT YEAR: LOST OR FOUND?

    Elsewhere in the Blog section of the Informed Educational Solutions website, we have discussed the origins of America’s selective independent schools and introduced the concept of the “repeat year” into the equation that predicts success in the process of gaining … Continue reading

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Quality Jobs and Internships For Students

Most college bound and college age students with whom we work are eager to work, if only to have a reliable source of spending money.  Some have computer, athletic, or language skills that make them marketable.  By selling their own … 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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Parents are THE role models

  “Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”    James Baldwin I hear parents complaining all the time that their teen-aged children don’t listen to them.  Having raised two … Continue reading

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THE DEFERENTIAL PARENT

    When did it all begin? When did parents stop parenting? When did it become more important to be your child’s cool friend than to be his guide, his mentor, his beacon through the fog of these formative years?     Beginning with parents born in … Continue reading

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Peer Power

   Parents like to believe that the advice and counsel they provide their children, from cradle to adulthood, will be the most important inputs those children will ever receive from the world. Overwhelming evidence, however, suggests otherwise.     While it is certainly true that … Continue reading

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Parents: Choose Your Battles Carefully!

Nearly every family that includes both parents and kids is also home to those endless skirmishes that seem never to end. Make your bed. Don’t be so messy. You should be more organized. Your grades need improvement. Nothing electronic until … Continue reading

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THE PARENT AS COUNSELOR

  When a student begins to consider making application to an independent school, college, or university, there are usually several adults available to assist with the process. Often, a guidance counselor assumes the primary role of school or college counselor for a certain … Continue reading

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