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SIBLINGS: IS ONE SCHOOL BIG ENOUGH?

Families with more than one child always want to provide for each in equal measure. We can’t permit one of our kids to attend an expensive summer camp, if we can’t afford to send the others when their time comes. … 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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Multitasking Tips for Parents

Wouldn’t it be great to spend quality time with your children, get some help around the house AND help your child with basic math concepts all at the same time? Below are some suggestions for engaging your child in basic … 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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WE WON’T DO FOR ONE WHAT WE CAN’T DO FOR ALL

Parents try to be fair in distributing resources among their children. Sometimes, to a fault. When it comes to considering school options and the possibility of paying tuition for one child, the next thought is whether the same financial resources will be … 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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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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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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