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Ten Books You Should Read Before Starting College

Want your teens to BOOST their SAT scores? Get them to read! Check out Kelsie’s awesome recommendations! Remember, reading is also one of the best ways to improve your writing skills! Hi…

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Beat Stress During Final Exams: Study with Friends!

We all know the power of collaboration and the comfort of tackling difficult tasks with good company. But as parents, we feel concerned when we question whether our teens are making the…

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The Most Important Words of Your Teen’s Life: The College Admissions Essay

Right about now, thousands of high school seniors across the country feel frazzled and bedazzled about the college application process. No matter where they wind up a year from now, the sheer…

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How Important IS the college Essay

How Important IS the college Essay – Really? I started working on my personal statement the summer before my senior year. I had to finish three of the Common App prompts for…

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How to Tackle the Common App Essay

Pondering the Common App Questions….What Question Should My Rising Senior Chose?….None! As the end of the semester winds down, and high school juniors start to think about the looming mountain ahead of…

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3 Reasons To Begin College Admissions Work Now!

Imagine what it would be like if you could wave your magic wand and hear your rising senior proudly comment to you, “Mom, I know exactly what I need to do for…

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Top 10 Habits of Parents with Successful Kids

We try and we try. We read books, articles, and blogs about how to raise happy, healthy kids. Sometimes, it’s best to put the books down and just be yourself. Here are…

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Priorities

Eight months ago, we moved from Wisconsin to North Carolina due to my husband’s company relocating to Charlotte. It was a rough departure, leaving behind 17 years of memories where we raised…

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Work, Punish, Sleep: Not Me!

Cathy Markey         I’m sure you, like me, view yourself as a pretty darn hip parent.      After all, we use hipster social media (facebook, snapchat, twitter), sprinkle our…

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Life Lesson: Fear of Failure Leads to Success

It was December 1998, and only four months prior, my husband and I moved our family halfway across the country from Maryland to Wisconsin. We settled into a lovely community outside Milwaukee…

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How do I make sense out of this novel?

Help Your Child Spin Difficult Text Into Success  Now what?!? Smart solutions for your child’s reading disasters. Whether your child reads with ease or struggles to make sense of a book, the…

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Competition and Parental Involvement for the Perfect College Application

What Kind of Backseat Driver Are You? By Cathy Markey As your son or daughter settles behind the wheel on the road toward building a high school resume, as parents, it’s our…

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