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What Happens When Children Mimic Adults Too Soon

Never has a day dulled, remembering the joy of being a child. Related PostsWhere is the “Middle” in Middle Class? Why Winning Free Money Takes Effort Sigh of Relief for Parents: CA Passed an Online “Eraser” Law Living with Mom & Dad? College Admissions: An Unexpected Treasure

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The Parent Trap

A parent’s job is often unenviable. Thankless. Tiring. Trying. Tireless. Especially when the child is a teenager. Parents’ reasons for making decisions can vary from encouraging their children to “live their own lives, do what makes you happy” and worries that what makes their children happy won’t pay their bills, let alone save for retirement, …

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Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsOn Writing Dropping wages = shrinking prosperity? How NCAA Football Can Help Find the Right College, Wait…what?!? The Deceptive (And Dreaded) Word Count Guest Post: Colleges Without Make-Up

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“I Got 99 Problems and Being a Kid Ain’t One…”

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Imagine being 16 years old, awake at the crack-of-dawn on a Saturday, sitting in a classroom “listening” to a test proctor who might as well be a sloth, awaiting the start of a three hour and fifty minute test in which the results seemly determine their lifelong success…or abject failure. If only the SAT were …

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Guest Post: Wrapping Up the Brainstorm

About the Author: Antonio, aged 19, currently works at Hubbubbaloo Creative, as well as is a college student.  After writing his own college essays, he has the following advice to share:  The brainstorm is meant to warm you up for taking on the college essay so don’t fret discrepancies. Related PostsExtracurricular Activities & College Admissions College …

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Homework Blues

Presented for parents who contend daily, sometimes through a full 12 rounds, with their teenagers about their homework assignments:  Published May 13, 2015 Related PostsAhead of the Curve: July 5, 2014 What a 99 Year Old Wall Street Trader Knows Unleashed Brilliance AKA College Essays A College Education May Include More Than You Think Guest Post: …

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The Work of Innovation

“…the core skill of an innovator is error recovery not failure avoidance.” – Pixar University’s Randy Nelson Innovators simply tweak a relatively ordinary experience to seem new. Think: Howard Shultz, Starbucks CEO, repackaging coffee (a substance humans have been drinking for thousands of years) building a whole new market. Think: Steve Jobs of Apple, building …

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On Being Sick

As we enter the winter season, this year’s class of bacteria and viruses will be waiting to greet students with open arms. While no one intends to be sick, sickness is an inevitable part of life. Yet, once sick, students resist taking time to rest, so as to “not fall behind.” Sickness is disruptive, forcing …

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To Learn Is..

To know yourself, in order to not be overly edited by others. Photo credit: unknown Related PostsThe Skinny on Increasing College Tuition What’s Planted in the “Garden of Your Mind”? Social Media & College Life Guest Post: Life After Getting Into College College Move-In Day

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Gotta Read ‘Em All

Let the summer reading games begin! In this corner, Whatever Novel that your kid does NOT want to read, but is required to read for Class X! In this corner, Kid + Team Distraction—Instagram, YouTube, XBOX, Hulu, Sleeping In…you get the picture. Additionally, parents may wonder if summer reading is a cruel revenge fantasy of …