8 Ways to Spend Less Time on Homework

Have you heard the expression “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion?” This theory, officially known as Parkinson’s Law, can explain why teens are still up staring at their textbook around midnight even when they started their homework hours earlier. Sure, many kids have lots and lots of homework, but with some […]

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Early Decision or Early Action? How to Decide.

Applying to college can be a lot like dating. Some people like to play the field, while others prefer to settle down with “the one”. That’s why some kids want to have as many admissions as possible to consider, and others hope to commit to their dream college right away, so they can stop agonizing […]

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The Secret to Ending Homework Wars

The dreaded homework wars can look different in every house. See if any of these common scenarios sound familiar and then picture the peace descending on your house when you call in an expert. Your child decides studying isn’t worth it because his efforts don’t result in improved grades.  Nothing breeds self-confidence like success in […]

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How Many Colleges To Apply To This Fall

If you have a senior at home furiously completing college applications, there’s no doubt you’ve had “the talk”.  And no we don’t mean about how to manage the party scene during their freshman year.  How many colleges to apply to has become a hot topic. We’ve all heard about students applying to 10 or more schools. […]

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