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While math competitions are a part of many middle schoolers’ lives, most parents do not realize that they also are an option for elementary schoolers. In an era when extracurriculars make a lot of demands on families’ time, parents of ... Read More
Anxiety arises at the most inopportune moments. When it does, its message debilitates with a long list of negatives about our own potential. Mental habits need to be eased into new directions. Using the word “yet” offers a little crack ... Read More
With parents and educators growing more attuned to the broad range of factors that affect students’ success, executive function coaching has become an increasingly popular part of families’ educational planning. Based on explicit instruction in strategies for organization, time management, ... Read More
If you ask students what it takes to get good grades, many would probably say "being smart" and "studying hard." But after years of working with students of all ages, it is clear that the key to scholastic success really ... Read More
How often have you heard these statements? “I just want to get this right.” “If I can’t find the right word to use here the sentence won’t be perfect.” “It’s so hard to put all the pieces together on paper.” ... Read More
Ten years after graduating from Princeton University, I continue to see my peers achieve success in a wide variety of fields whether they attended an equally prestigious Ivy League school, a small liberal arts college, or a large public university ... Read More