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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Tenth Grade Client

Throughout our years of college counseling and the many changes we have witnessed in the industry, some things have remained the same. For example, no amount of wishfulness on the part of parents will bring much success without the full … Continue reading

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SMALL IMPROVEMENTS CAN LEAD TO BIG GAINS

    One of the cornerstones of successful educational counseling is persuading young clients that small changes in their approach to learning can lead to enormous benefits in the long run. A middle schooler who has a well developed outside reading program, … Continue reading

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Parenting… Studies show… !

A recent New York Times Op Ed page reports on the conclusions of the Grant Study, which followed approximately 250 students from Harvard born in 1938 through their lifespans, with measuring/testing/interviews every several years. In the department of “Things That … 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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Gap-Year “eye-openers” for a variety of parents

By Mark Greenstein, Founder and Lead Instructor – Ivy Bound / Rising Stars Gap year = fulfillment and success. Not a “13th floor”, but a foundation. Another anxious parent expressed to me a personal desire to see his son do … 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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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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