School Dropout? Not My Child!

Never did I think any of my kids would drop out of college. It was not in my game plan for their lives. I dodged a bullet. But plenty of my friends’ kids did drop out. I’ve since learned that half of all college freshmen fail to graduate within six

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How To Get a College Scholarship

I don’t know about you, but we needed help paying for college. Most parents today find they need some—or much—help with the astronomical tuition costs at most schools today. Every little bit helps and every BIG bit helps. So Steve and I thought we would share some ideas that worked

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How to Help Your Child Climb Grown-Up Mountain

Is my child ready to climb Mt. Everest? If you’re like me, the answer is “Of course not!” and “She might get hurt!” But what about a harder mountain to climb? How about Grown Up Mountain? This is a mountain you’ve helped your children climb since they were born. But

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How NOT to Choose a College

When it came time for my friend’s daughter to pick a college, she had no idea where she wanted to go. …even though her mother had taken her on dozens of college visits her junior year. So her guidance counselor suggested she just apply to 10 schools she MIGHT like

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Five Skills Everyone Needs to Get and Keep a Job

When I thought about who I wanted my children to be when they grew up, I used to say I wanted them to be “marriageable” and “employable.” Notice that I didn’t say “get married” or “get a job.” I simply wanted them to develop personalities that allowed them to form

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