Meditations on Parenting a High Schooler

As I lay in savasana at yoga this morning, my teacher shared a quote that landed and resonated deeply for me as I reflected on parenting and guiding a high schooler to think about life after high school: Awakening and enlightenment are accidents; but practice makes one accident prone.   As a parent, I’ve spent countless…

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Navigating Today’s Math Curriculum

Parents… you may notice that your child’s homework, or their approach to solving math problems, looks different than what you remember from when you were a student. It may feel like you have no idea how to help your child. How can you support your child if you are not familiar with the way your…

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Balancing Homework And Play

“Homework is part of learning and most likely part of your elementary age child’s daily after school responsibilities. However, homework needs to be balanced with play, and, students need their parents to help them develop a healthy balance.” Homework is part of learning and most likely part of your elementary age child’s daily after school…

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College Counselor Considers Vocational School Options

When you send other people’s children off to college for a living, it’s easy to expect that your own children will inevitably follow that same, traditional trajectory. So, when my eighth grade daughter came home recently, excited about the middle school’s field trip to the vocational school in our district, and asked me if I…

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