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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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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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GAP YEAR

When our daughter was a senior at a highly competitive boarding school, where she had been a campus leader and very strong student, she lobbed the idea of a gap year for her to us.  She sounded quite definite about … 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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The Teenage Journey to Self-Confidence

What is it about teenage self-confidence that makes communication with parents so difficult? The two sides seem to take polar-opposite positions on every subject, no matter how mundane. No one is listening, just waiting for the opportunity to talk. How … Continue reading

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