Back-to-school is one of those dependable transition moments in the year where fresh starts and renewed commitments flourish. With that in mind, I want to suggest a small, simple tweak that will prove game-changing in your relationship with your child…greet them by say...

December 28, 2017

Here we are again at the verge of a new year. A time when we invariably reflect back on what has been and optimistically look forward to what may be. Most of us, at least consider setting goals for the coming year, but likely with lackluster energy behind the commitmen...

August 22, 2017

Like millions of Americans yesterday, I watched the moon eclipse the sun with great anticipation. Viewing it in the Atlanta area, I saw a 97% eclipse and experienced an eerie dusk, a brief cooling and a surge of insect bites in those few special moments. It wasn't the...

December 26, 2016

It’s the time of year to make New Year’s resolutions, but it seems more and more people aren’t bothering with this tradition any longer. Maybe it’s because, for the majority of us, we make resolutions with the best of intentions on December 31, only to feel bad about o...

August 21, 2016

Why are our some of our brightest, most capable students falling apart in high school? Of course they aren't literally disintegrating and breaking apart, but figuratively speaking that's exactly what appears to be happening. In my academic coaching I expect to see stru...

August 4, 2016

For better or worse, summer is coming to a close and the new school year is almost upon us. Here are a few tips to make the transition go smoothly for you and your student.

Be Proactive. Take some time to sit down with your child, perhaps after a family meal, to discuss...

     In our current high-stakes, high-stress educational climate there is no shortage of programs, products and agencies offering help to our students. But finding the right person to address the myriad of student needs can be confusing.  Here’s a short list...

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