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Five Signs a College Student may Benefit from Extra Support
May 22, 2019

Challenge is a part of the normal transition to college. The difficult parts of life are the parts where we learn and grow. And, sometimes students struggle an extraordinary amount and require support. Here are five signs a college student may benefit from extra support: 1. Communication: What is communication with home like? Are students…

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Six Questions to Ask When Choosing the Right Boarding School
May 22, 2019

How do you choose a boarding school with so many good schools throughout the United States, how do you distinguish which one is best suited to your child’s needs? In my work as an educational consultant, I’ve visited more than 200 boarding school campuses, many multiple times. While I have a good sense of most…

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What Do International School Counselors Talk About?
May 9, 2018

Cheryl Brown of The International School of Muscat in Oman and Brooke Fezler of the International School of Barcelona, along with the support of their dedicated and hardworking taskforce, once again organized a fabulous conference of the International School Counselors Association (ISCA) in Bangkok, Thailand last March. Over 200 school counselors representing over 105 international…

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Is My Teenager Ready for College?
February 14, 2018

On one of the first fall days of September, Michelle and Rebecca were invited to speak to the Colorado Consultants Association to answer that vexing and nagging query: is my teenager ready for college? Utilizing their extensive experience and professional backgrounds, they addressed the various social-emotional needs, learning difficulties, and even current cultural challenges that…

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Beyond Teen Weight Loss Camps
November 16, 2015

  We all know that obesity is increasingly a problem for our youth. And certainly the families with whom we work are not immune to the challenges of nutrition and activity in our society right now. When families ask about this issue, we talk about with families about what else is going on for the child….

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Great Summer Reads that Build Character
July 2, 2014

I was just forwarded this list of books that build character from our colleague and friend, Dana Dean Doering. I love this list because there are dozens (hundreds?) of titles, with levels denoted along with what aspects of character they focus on. The list is based on the 6 Pillars of Character, as posited by…

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