Why This Secret College Planning Tool Is SO Empowering
College planning can be painful. Here you are trying to help your child make these major life decisions. You want it to be an exciting, joyful experience. Instead, you find yourself face-to-face with everything you would rather avoid: time passed so quickly and your baby is leaving you (is she ready?) time passed so quickly...
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The Secret to Teen Motivation
Wonder what motivates your teen to do what they do? Want to know how to change their behavior? Teen motivation can be a mystery. From over 16 years of working with 12 to 25-year-olds, I’ve learned many lessons about what motivates them. Rather than pull your remaining hair out, here’s my secret to teen motivation:...
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Go-Getters Without GAD
As you prepare to send your kid off to college, what are the things you worry about? Is GAD on your list? General Anxiety Disorder or GAD is “characterized by persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things.” In a study of over 16,000 college undergraduate students in 2105, they were asked, “within the last...
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What’s More Important Than Good ACT Scores?
“I want to know if you think I should retake the ACT,” Gaiva said. When she handed me a copy of her report, I saw immediately that she had a good ACT score. “What are the schools you’ve identified so far that fit your goals?” After she listed three schools, we looked them up. Gaiva’s ACT...
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Without THIS, The Benefits of College Are Lost
What are the benefits of college? How can you help your kid access them? In the 15 plus years I’ve been working with adolescents & college students, there’s a phrase of concern I’ve heard a thousand times. It usually starts with a qualifying statement. “He’s really bright.” Or, “She’s such a good kid.” And then...
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