Monthly Archives: October 2015

Carol Dweck and the Evolution of Mindset

I think I can, I think I can. Inch by inch and row by row, we’re gonna make this garden grow… Ever since I first heard Carol Dweck speak to a room full of admission directors in 2007, I have … Continue reading

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stress and high school students…

  Thinking about what we think we want for our children, and why, is important as we look at the quality of the high school experience for our students. At Seven Hills, our students apply to and attend a myriad … Continue reading

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helicopter parenting

This article has gotten quite a bit of traction in the news in the last week; I do not like the demonization of parents AND I am always trying to help us as parents get out of our own way … Continue reading

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Barbie, reimagined…

As the only girl in a family of five children, yes, I had Barbies. As a mother of a daughter, she did not. I was too conflicted about the mixed messages. And she could always play with them at friends’ … Continue reading

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Late Bloomers: what’s possible?

So yes, I love, Leo the Late Bloomer, by Robert Kraus and I have a copy of it. Yes, I have a dog named, Leo. But what I love about this book is that it is a great read aloud … Continue reading

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raising boys who read

Raising Boys who read! This is a great resource on books for boys. The secret to raising boys who read, I submit, is pretty simple—keep electronic media, especially video games and recreational Internet, under control (that is to say, almost … Continue reading

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