November 2018

Create a college list that fits your criteria…………

Create a college list that fits the criteria that is important to the student and family. This year we seemed to have a record number of seniors apply to the same universities. After sending out a list of the most popular schools to both parents and seniors, not much changed and in fact there was an increase in applicants for some of the most popular institutions. Because attending college is such a major investment of time, effort and resources, it is important to understand the impact of not considering all the best options. One of the most important factors to …

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Through Your Child’s Eyes Simulation Activity

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? Understood.org has made it possible to get a glimpse by creating a simulation activity for Attention Issues.  The website also shows what it might feel like to struggle with Writing, Reading, Math, and Organization. The simulation starts with a video of a child explaining what it is like to struggle with ADHD and then a professional explains the condition with a bit more detail.  The website then takes you to a game that simulates the struggles of having attention issues. Here is the website …

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Reglas, Límites e Hijos Mayores

¿Tiene un hijo de entre 17 y 23 años que vive con usted? Está en conflicto constante con un hijo mayor por el toque de queda (debería tener uno o no deberían?) o  por el consumo de alcohol. Bueno, saber cómo establecer límites razonables, y cómo entrenar a su hijo para la responsabilidad y la independencia es importante.   “Piense en su hijo adulto como un invitado, no como hijo. ¿Cómo dejaría que un huésped actuara? ¿Cuándo trazaría la línea con un invitado?   Sin importar si tienen 9 o 19 años, los padres tienen que cuidar de sus hijos. …

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