College: Bribing, Cheating and Lying – Is This Really a Surprise?

What surprises me most about the recent college cheating scandal, is not the actions of the people who lied and cheated their way in, it's the surprise others have expressed that it even happened. Honest shock and awe that wealthy, powerful people would use their resources to get ahead. I can only conclude the people … Continue reading College: Bribing, Cheating and Lying – Is This Really a Surprise?

How to Mentally Prepare for High School

Mental Skills are, well, skills. Mental Skills, like any skill, require education, discussion and lots of practice to develop effectively and productively in order to achieve consistent results. When parenting your teenager, it's helpful to see these 7 mental skills as skills that require practice. It's harmful and counterintuitive to define teens based on their … Continue reading How to Mentally Prepare for High School

To My Friends Who ‘Raised Me’…Thank You

My daughter's current favorite song is Ed Sheeran 'Castle On The Hill'. She plays it over and over again, "Alexa! Play Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill!" singing EVERY SINGLE WORD...even "smoking a hand rolled cigarette", which is very disturbing to hear your 8 year old sing. It was inevitable 'Castle On The Hill' would either … Continue reading To My Friends Who ‘Raised Me’…Thank You