News Archive — March 2015

How to Manage College Admission Stress

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March madness. If you have a high school senior that expression takes on a whole new meaning as you wait for the college admission results to come in. Is your child's entire future dependent on what comes in the mail (or these days, email)? Is there really life beyond the thin envelope? At the moment of impact, the answer is no. But after the brief flatline, when it feels like the horizon of your child's future has dropped out of sight for both you and your child, there is a resounding -- yes. In this article, parents and teachers can learn how to help kids to put this moment in perspective and see that no matter what happens come April 15th, they have their whole life ahead of them.  

 

 

 

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What to Do When Your Child is Afraid to Go to Bed

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When I was a little girl, I couldn't sleep for weeks after seeing The Wizard of Oz-- how could I when those flying monkeys were stuck in my head? Monsters, zombies, bad dreams, the wind rustling in the trees-- all children go through times when their fears get the better of them-- and one of the best times for fears to sneak in and take over is in the quiet and darkness of bedtime. Here are some fun and effective solutions to help your child take charge of their bedtime fears and get a good night's sleep!

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