Archive for October 2016

Five Tips for the Parent with a Gifted (and Bored) Child

 Five Tips for the Parent with a Gifted (and Bored) Child Being a gifted student is a wonderful thing… most of the time. When a child isn’t being sufficiently challenged at school, it’s easy for them to get bored, restless, and frustrated. This can cause a variety of issues, from misbehaving to mentally checking out from…

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When Should Parents Intervene at School?

When Should Parents Intervene at School? It’s the million dollar question. Where do you draw the line between being an attentive, involved parent and being a suffocating helicopter parent? How can you use your own life experience to help your teen while still allowing them to learn from their own mistakes? When, oh when, should…

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Tips & Tricks for Students with Dyslexia

Tips & Tricks for Students with Dyslexia  Having a learning disability adds an extra level of difficulty to the already challenging work in school. Dyslexia is a learning disability that actually describes a cluster of different difficulties, all dealing with language. It can make reading, transcribing notes, pronouncing words, writing papers, and many other tasks…

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True Life: My Teacher Hates Me

True Life: My Teacher Hates Me         It’s a sucky feeling when someone dislikes you. It can make you feel frustrated, uncomfortable in your own skin, and reluctant to be around them. But what happens when the person who dislikes you also teaches you? You can’t get out of seeing them daily, you can’t ignore…

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Battle of the Books: Convincing Your Child to Read

Battle of the Books: Convincing Your Teen to Read ……… Smart phones have made life a lot easier. We can summon a cab, text a friend, edit a picture, watch a video, and Wikipedia a celebrity’s life story in the span of ten minutes. While that’s fantastic in terms of convenience, it has its downsides. Notably, it wastes…

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Maintaining Mental Health in College

Maintaining Mental Health in College College students don’t get enough credit. Many people imagine the life of a college student to be filled with parties, late night pizza, sleeping in, and enjoying their final years before entering “the real world,” with just a little bit of homework and studying sprinkled in. Those assumptions overlook all of…

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Getting the Perfect Recommendation Letter

Getting the Perfect Recommendation Letter        Recommendation letters are a big deal. Since you’re applying to be a student at their school, colleges want to know what your current teachers have to say about you. If you’re proud of your polished essay and you’ve worked hard to maintain an excellent GPA, you want to get…

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The Benefits of Exercising in College

The Benefits of Exercising in College Throughout high school and college, you’re perpetually setting new academic goals. Whether it’s to get an A in your toughest course, to make the Honor Roll or Dean’s List, or to turn in that optional extra credit assignment, these objectives and ambitions keep you focused and motivated in the…

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Choosing the Best Professors: When Pickiness Pays Off

Choosing the Best Professors: When Pickiness Pays Off In high school, I’d hear horror stories about certain teachers. I’d cross my fingers that I didn’t get assigned to their classes, and there were either groans or cheers when the schedules were handed out. No matter how boring, strict, or uninspiring they were, I was stuck…

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