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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.

Jan28
How to Immunize Your Kids From the Insanity of Election Year

How to Immunize Your Kids From the Insanity of Election Year

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How are we, as parents, supposed to keep our kids believing they should do the right thing when they see how rewarded the bad things are?

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.

Oct13
Dear Teacher: My Disabled Child Is Not Lazy

Dear Teacher: My Disabled Child Is Not Lazy

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Having an invisible disability is hard; having an invisible disability as a high school student and being scoffed at by a teacher is worse. Don’t be that teacher.

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