Monthly Archives: July 2014

Youth Athletics: specializing too young?

I grew up in a household where all four of my brothers played sports from the youngest possible ages: Pop Warner Football, Little League, Parish Basketball. But each season, a new sport emerged. The idea of specializing in just one … Continue reading

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15 Sites and Apps Teens are visiting after Facebook

I think Common Sense Media does a great job of helping adults (parents and educators alike) keep a finger on the pulse of teens and tweens. Having just spent a week traveling in Quebec and Montréal with some of our … Continue reading

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Parenting Teenagers

“Being a teenager is hard; being the parent of a teenager is even harder…” No truer words were ever spoken about parenting. This is a realistic look at the ways parents can struggle with teens. http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/the-emotional-whiplash-of-parenting-a-teenager/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=pl-share&_r=1&_cldee=a21jbmFtYXJhQHR1eGVkb3BhcmtzY2hvb2wub3Jn&

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early childhood assessment, admissions and what children need…

There is an interesting dichotomy between what we know about childhood development and how we assess our youngest learners! Witness these two article on child development and our work in schools. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140707/upper-east-side/quiz-are-you-smart-enough-get-into-private-kindergarten EarlyChildhood􏰁 Reading at five: Why? By JOAN ALMON … Continue reading

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Quality of American Universities…. An interesting and startling comparison of US universities to those in the rest of the world. Education is in the news and on everyone’s mind. Sometimes we are so focused on which colleges our children attend … Continue reading

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