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Too Shy for Words?

Children are very different from one another. Some thrive in environments filled with people.
They talk to anyone they meet. They tell stories, and they may even sing their latest song for a delighted group of onlookers. Other children, though, are overwhelmed by a room full of new people, let alone one new person who asks, “What is your name?” This article will cover shyness in two different situations: around adults and around other children. 


Five Tips for a Successful College Visit

After three years of exploring various college and universities with my two teenage sons, I’ve gradually developed a formula for getting the most out of our time on campus. Here are some of the tips that have helped make our visits less of a chore and more of an adventure.


Sidestep the Scariness of School

New beginnings are exciting but often nerve-wracking so don’t be surprised if your child seems a little jittery during the first few weeks of school. You might expect it, especially if it’s their first foray into the academic world, but sometimes you’ll find returning students are just as apprehensive. Not to worry, there are simple steps you can take to assure that both first-timers and veterans alike slide smoothly into class.


Get Organized for Homework Now

School is just around the corner, and chances are you can still remember last year's homework woes.  This year, get a jump-start on homework organization before it becomes a hassle at your house.


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