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DEMONSTRATED INTEREST

In their unenviable task of sorting out the best from the best, America’s selective schools and colleges are challenged to find special reasons to admit one over another fine candidate. With grade inflation and most writers’ tendency to avoid lawsuits, … 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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When is it time to begin planning for your child’s educational path?

Many people assume that a child’s educational direction is somehow managed within the system itself. In truth, as students pass from teacher to teacher, from school to school, there is often very little management involved, beyond the delivery of curriculum. … Continue reading

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