Monthly Archives: August 2015

Parents. Teens. Independence. Responsibility.

Just as parents are responsible for the physical well-being of their children, they are equally responsible for their students’ intellectual well-being. The responsibility is as weighty as it is inescapable. Some parents will ignore that responsibility or betray it by portraying education as a burden to their child, “Well, I never liked school either, but […]

Ninth Grade a Pivotal Year

Ninth grade holds a pivotal place in your child’s life. It concludes eight years of elementary education and begins eight years of high school and college education. For this reason, ninth grade should be understood for what it is: a time for stressing academic and personal aspirations — and looking ahead to college. A transition […]

Time For a Party

Just as important as getting children to understand the importance of an education is the need to excite them about it. Beginning with middle schoolers, children shift their attitude about learning from openly receptive to overly critical. If only they could appreciate how their education will reveal the many wonderful mysteries of the world. If […]