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How to Turn The Frustration of the B+ Into Action, Clarity, and an A

Hi everyone! Happy Spring! I know many of your high schoolers either feel refreshed after a relaxing spring break, or if you’re like our school system, your teens are eagerly awaiting that…

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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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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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Boost Reading Scores Effective Annotating

5 Highly Effective Tips for Annotating Reading Material You know your son likes to read but fails to earn top grades on simple English class reading quizzes; how can you help him…

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