A New Definition of Better

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I get the better than question a lot. Is it better to do A or B? Here are some examples: Is it better to take the ACT or the SAT? Is it better to participate in robotics or math competitions? Is it better to take 4 AP classes in the senior year or is it  [read more] …

Middle School Choices Impact Graduate School Possibilities

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We spend a lot of time talking about building solid foundations, but I think too many families still don’t quite understand the huge significance of early choices. Like a row of dominoes, a single action (or omission) early on will cause the whole line to topple. One such example is the selection of academic classes  [read more] …

Rejecting the Checklists

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I don’t really think of myself as a rebel, but as I look back over the years my husband and I have parented, I have to admit that it sure looks like it!  Growing up I was a list checker and tended to think inside the box.  However, some combination of marriage and children and  [read more] …

How Valuable is a College Degree?

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Americans have always placed a high value on education. For generations we’ve seen a college degree as the key to advancement, the guaranteed ticket to a great job. Thus, it is rather unsettling to read the recent survey from McKinsey & Company that 45% of four-year college graduates are working in jobs that do not  [read more] …