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Mar30
“Thank you” is Not Enough: When a Teacher is So Much More

“Thank you” is Not Enough: When a Teacher is So Much More

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Even though we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a great teacher in our lives as long as we have, saying goodbye is never easy.

Feb22
Meeting the Special Needs of Your Gifted Child

Meeting the Special Needs of Your Gifted Child

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A regular reader returns needing advice on how to help with her “easygoing” and “gifted” child who has suddenly been exhibiting disruptive and negative-attention seeking behaviors.

Feb11
To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

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A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.

Jan26
How to Prep for College Without Losing Your Mind: a Year-by-Year Guide

How to Prep for College Without Losing Your Mind: a Year-by-Year Guide

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Tired of “expert” advice on readying your high schooler to get into a top college? Me, too. I like realism, and a non-stressed kid. Here’s my take.

Jan12
College Prep Shouldn’t Be College Madness

College Prep Shouldn’t Be College Madness

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I’m so tired of the notion that it’s up to parents to figure out their kids’ college choices, and to do so starting in middle school, to boot. That’s silly.

Nov18
Helping Kids with Homework: Yes or No?

Helping Kids with Homework: Yes or No?

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Ah, homework. It can be the bane of your existence. It may be your nightly battle. Here we tackle finding the balance between helping your children accomplish their responsibilities and fostering independence.

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