Top 10 Habits of Parents with Successful Kids

We try and we try. We read books, articles, and blogs about how to raise happy, healthy kids. Sometimes, it's best to put the books down and just be yourself. Here are some tried and true efforts from parents who raised children who demonstrate kindness, social...

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Priorities

Eight months ago, we moved from Wisconsin to North Carolina due to my husband’s company relocating to Charlotte. It was a rough departure, leaving behind 17 years of memories where we raised our five children. Our youngest, Ryan, was the only one coming with us as our...

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Work, Punish, Sleep: Not Me!

Cathy Markey         I’m sure you, like me, view yourself as a pretty darn hip parent.      After all, we use hipster social media (facebook, snapchat, twitter), sprinkle our “conversations” with universal acronyms (lol, ty, nvm, ttyl), and can discern others’...

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Life Lesson: Fear of Failure Leads to Success

It was December 1998, and only four months prior, my husband and I moved our family halfway across the country from Maryland to Wisconsin. We settled into a lovely community outside Milwaukee that boasted a great school district with beautiful parks and open spaces....

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How do I make sense out of this novel?

Help Your Child Spin Difficult Text Into Success  Now what?!? Smart solutions for your child’s reading disasters. Whether your child reads with ease or struggles to make sense of a book, the fact of the matter is, she has fallen behind with her challenging novel for...

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Boost Reading Scores Effective Annotating

5 Highly Effective Tips for Annotating Reading Material You know your son likes to read but fails to earn top grades on simple English class reading quizzes; how can you help him turn his genuine interest into better performance? Read on for some easy to use helpful...

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3 Tips to Help Your Child’s College Essay Stand Out!

If you have a high school student, you know it’s never too early to start thinking about college. This time of year, students are perusing college options and narrowing down their choices – in fact, some early admission applications are due Nov. 1. Short of sharpening...

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Climbing Steep Hills

“To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first” – William Shakespeare It is no surprise that Shakespeare, the great giver of advice on love, sadness, and emotion, also has some advice to give those who wish to improve their writing skills. This quote, which comes...

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Summer Time Skill Building! Don’t Forget about the Writing.

By now, the entire country has become aware of the importance of reading during summer break. Libraries and schools prioritized preventing the “summer slide,” encouraged by concerned parents, who described summer learning loss as “devastating”. Reading over the summer...

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