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Beyond the SAT – how to truly prepare your young adult for college

You’ve helped them with their SAT or ACT practice tests. You’ve listened to them have borderline anxiety attacks during finals week. You’ve sat for hours discussing dream schools, reach schools, and target schools. You’ve attended numerous campus tours and now own what seems like a dozen free college shirts. You’ve celebrated them getting accepted to [...]

Helping Children to Make Friends

Every morning I wake up to the same sound: “Friends will be friends! When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention,” – shouting the stereo in my son’s room. As much as I love Queen, I am quite tired of this song. “Tired” doesn’t have enough intensity to describe it… yet [...]

US News & World Report released the 2015 college rankings

US News & World Report announced the 2015 college rankings. The world-recognized publisher of news, rankings and consumer analysis focuses on quality and value of education assisting parents and students evaluate their options.  The college ranking lists cover almost 1,800 schools nationwide and come in a various categories, including Best National Universities, Best National Liberal Arts [...]

How children’s friendships work at every age

Case study: the beginning of a perfect day. I managed to squeeze both bikes into the car, drag them to the park and now my older boys can enjoy making rounds all over the park. Somehow, they keep gravitating back to the little patch, where I camped out with their 2 year old brother. Somehow, [...]

5 reasons why camping is the best for kids

“Why camping?” This was the question a very close friend of mine asked, for whom putting up tents, sleeping outside, combatting with a capricious weather, dealing with bugs and bugging yourself with this strange type of vacation, didn’t seem so appealing. “What are you doing there? Is there an amusement park, a museum, something fun [...]

Smart questions to ask your child to find out more about the school day.

Every time my kid comes off the bus, I feel a mixture of joy and apprehension: oh-oh, here it comes. I can’t wait to give him a hug. I can’t wait to hear how his day went. I can’t bear to think how many teeth pulling techniques I’d have to use this time to get [...]