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The Global Search for Education: What's Best For Your Child?
C. M. Rubin
Blogger and author, 'The Real Alice in Wonderland'
The majority of us want a happy, healthy and productive life for our children. However according to Vicki Abeles (Director,
Race to Nowhere
) and author of
, our competitive education system is actually making our children sick and miserable.
Use Homework to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety
Jill Di Donato
Author of Beautiful Garbage: A Novel, and Professor of English
The very root of school anxiety can be solved by taking a proactive stance in the most simple way. By turning homework into an exercise to actively fight anxiety, students can not only find academic success, but also personal growth and self-determination.
Student, UC Santa Cruz
It was a Tuesday afternoon. High school juniors huddled around a long dining room table, nervously scraping their cuticle-bitten fingers along the edges of manilla folders.
The Case Against Straight A's
Clinical Psychologist featured on CNN, Good Morning America an...
I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.
What Successful People Say About My Post-Grad Plans
Journalism Student; Book Lover; 4x4 Founder
Nearly all those who express such emotional discontent over my choice to study for the law school entrance exams are successful and established people. They are overwhelmingly professors, college advisors, lawyers, or the spouses of lawyers.
Why I'm Proud of My Son's Low GPA
Founder & CEO, Moisture Jamzz, Inc./Author Your Idea, Inc.
Success to us meant that he would be a good person living a meaningful life, earning a living following his passion.
School Pressure: Rx to Self-Medicate?
Teen Coach & Mentor
When we're guided to a place where we let go of everyone else's ideas on how we should live and begin to live our own story, the urge for alcohol and drugs may disappear. In its place is a love for life, the passion to explore, and the hope of finding our place and purpose in this world.
The 3 Causes of Senioritis
Are you a college student ranging from ages 20-23 suffering from severe lack of motivation, excessive sweatpants and sweatshirt use, repeated absences, and anxiety?
I Expect the Highest Scores
Head of School, Hanahau`oli School
A multiple choice test doesn't speak to overall emotional intelligence, or how conscientious he is as a student. It won't measure motivation or empathy for others, nor will it tell you if a student is typically open to new ideas or one who bounces back quickly from disappointment.
Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Author, 'Dad, Tell Me a Story'
I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.
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Don't Save The Wisdom Of Failure For Graduation
Psychologist; Author, 'Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple...
Take a quick scan of education in America, and it appears that college graduation speeches are just about the only place it's safe to talk about failure without it sounding terminal.
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