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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 PostsGuest Post: The Forecast Calls for Thought I’m Only Here for the Old Brick Buildings Summer = College Essay Writing? Changes to the ACT Writing Section The Pins & Needles Way of Living Successfully

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Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsPrivate Universities May Not Cost More Than A Public University, In the Final Analysis You Can’t Divorce Your College Degree Guest Post: Life of A Naval Academy Mom Prudent Fiscal Planning (Part 4): To Save, Or Not To Save That Is The Question Choosing Extra-curricular Activities When There’s No Magic Formula …

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And, You Thought College Tuition Was Expensive…

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows that in multiple states, childcare expenses are greater than college tuition… Related PostsTop 10 Remarks NOT To Make At Holiday Gatherings Guest Post: Life at A Large Public University…Reality vs. Myth The Changes to the SAT Why Winning Free Money Takes Effort College Admissions: An Unexpected …

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For All The Parents Out There

  Related PostsCollege Admissions Purgatory #CommunityServiceMatters A College Education May Include More Than You Think The (*$%^&@!) YOWCH of College Admissions Quality in Education isn’t an Entitlement

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Guest Post: How often should you talk to your college student?

A timely post from a mom who knows.  Louise’s two daughters are attending Cornell University and University of California, Berkeley, while she lives in Sacramento, California.  Since her oldest daughter moved to New York, Louise has learned a few lessons about keeping in touch with her kids, while giving them space to grow. Her thoughts …

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Parenting Is Neither Simple Nor Straightforward

As if there needs to be more evidence of the complicated relationship between parent and child, the October 2013 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll results stated that 55% of those surveyed would die for their children; yet of those same folks, only 10% would die for their parents. So, while parents may willingly sacrifice themselves, their …

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Youthful Lessons

Teenage hubris born of naïve invincibility is often mistaken for insolence – punishable by grounding, cell phone revoking, internet banning, and parental embargoes on any activities outside of school.  Yet, teenagers may be mere reflections of humankind’s inherent pride – our belief that we as a species and we alone are masters of the universe. The …

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“The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same”

One hundred and sixty years ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “You may say the wisest thing you can, old man – you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind – I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that. One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded …

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Parents Mean Well

There may be a point of “too involved”… Photo credit: New Yorker Magazine Related PostsCalifornia’s Budget Shortfalls: Opportunity for Improvement? Wrapping Your Arms Around College Costs The Final Lap Fat Envelope Torture Eventually…May Be the Key Lesson to Learn

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Ahead of the Curve: October 23, 2013

From the news: Overscheduled Children: How Big a Problem, New York Times October 11, 2013 #PSAT — Students Tweet Amusing Reactions to Standardized Test, Washington Post October 16, 2013 Higher Price Pays Way Into Some College Classes, San Francisco Chronicle October 16, 2013 Army Realigns Reserve Officer Training Program, U.S. Army October 2, 2013 From …