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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 Posts183,272 From Reluctance, Blossoms an Impassioned Papa SAT & ACT Preparation: A Lesson With “Should” and “Don’t Want to…” Leaving the nest It’s Possible to Sleep In High School AND Be Admitted to College

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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 PostsHome for the Summer Grade Inflation is present and its effects may be more damaging then you think What’s Unemployment Got to Do With Picking Colleges for Application? College Admissions Purgatory Depth Over Breadth?

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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 PostsThe Six Figure Cost of 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 PostsThe Deceptive (And Dreaded) Word Count College Tuition: Is a Private University Always More Expensive than Public? Denied and Qualified The College Freshman Holiday Homecoming Mission (Im)Possible?

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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 PostsMind the Gap ACT and SAT AT-TI-TUDE House & Senate Approve Student Loan Interest Rate Freeze Guest Post: Encourage Children to Become Experts College Application Deadlines Making You Want to Scream?

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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 …