Question or Command: Which gains your kid's attention?
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Question or Command: Which gains your kid's attention?

Every parent feels like a broken record at some point. Having to ask your child or teen 15 times to get something accomplished is frustrating and builds resentment. Many parents find themselves managing a lot of “shoulds” i.e the kids “should” listen, they “shouldn’t” have to repeat themselves, the kids “shouldn’t” be ignoring what is…

The High School Senior's Scholarship Dilemma
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The High School Senior's Scholarship Dilemma

I’ve noticed a troubling trend in financial aid that has me questioning how young people make decisions about where to go to college. It goes like this: Billy takes the ACT, scores 32, applies to several colleges and then takes the best scholarship package offered. Nothing new there. The new trend—or perhaps I’m just now…

Child Proofing Your Divorce
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Child Proofing Your Divorce

I see many adults still caught in the pincer of their parent’s divorce. Therapists have for years been pushing the idea that kids are more important than hashing and rehashing your bad marriage or divorce. Yet, that memo doesn’t always seem to be read. If you’ve been down that path yourself, it may surprise you to learn…