Monthly Archives: April 2016

Parent Behavior in the College Athletic Recruiting Process

I have seen this play out up close and personally with many college athletes in the extended family. The fact that parent behavior is becoming an issue is very concerning. The positive coaching alliance has great resources here. Positive Coaching … Continue reading

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Helping your teen help a friend…

Yes, this rings true, both from my own parenting and from listening to students grapple with how to help a friend over my 27 years in education . Some great advice here! Helping your teen help a friend… NY Times … Continue reading

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The role of Social Emotional Learning in College Placement

It is interesting to see schools struggle with affective issues: how we relate to each other in schools. Institutions in various sectors: public, ¬†charter and for profit schools try and emulate what has, in fact, been happening in independent school … Continue reading

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Washington Post Parenting Blog on Connecting with your teen!

I definitely can trace the history of my own life through a soundtrack of my own choosing. I have always felt connected to music and have firm opinions about “my music” and the periods of my life that this music … Continue reading

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Parent Guide: Common Sense Media

When there is too much information out there, parents can rely on Common Sense Media to help sort out how to look at everything from media consumption to ¬†screen time to important issues in brain development. I have found this … Continue reading

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