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Paper Planners

Paper Planners

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.     – Malcolm X       All too often I have parents and teenagers tell me that a paper planner will not help, that their teens need organizational skills and time...

Listen, Engage and Take Notes

Listen, Engage and Take Notes

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela.        As parents we are always wanting to support and encourage our teens. One way is to teach them or help them learn to take effective notes in class. It is easy for our...

Creating Success

Creating Success

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.   - Sydney J. Harris     This month's blog posts will focus on creating study habits. There are numerous websites and courses that your teen can take to help them with study skills. However, to have good...

On Your Mark…

On Your Mark…

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.           – Taylor Swift      And so it begins, another school year. This school year it may be transitioning to a new high school, a new middle school, or starting college. The one thing that all of these...

Space for Personal Growth

Space for Personal Growth

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.           – Chinese Proverb       Personal growth means improving your behavior and habits, and refers to the tools we each use for building positive habits, behavior, actions, and reactions. I am...

Write Goals

Write Goals

Only three percent of adults have written goals, and everyone else works for them.             – Brian Tracy        Brian Tracy is the CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. That quote...

Take Time To Reflect

Take Time To Reflect

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.               – Peter Ducker        I am asked, “Why do we need to reflect?”  "What is the purpose of reflection?" As an adult, I am too busy with work,...

Return After Hiatus

Return After Hiatus

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.                – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe         Over the last few months I took time off from writing my blog posts. I certainly had a lot of information I wanted to share, but more...

Learning From One Another

Learning From One Another

As a parent, I often gather my thoughts at the end of the day and decide, “Was this a good day or a great day?” As a parent, what did I do well and well what should I have not done or said and how will I do better tomorrow. I...

Success Is There For You To Take

Success Is There For You To Take

Success is there for you to take. You have to go after it. No one is going to walk up to you and hand you the key. I started a company, blog, and courses focusing on encouraging teens and helping parents to build a stronger...