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Report Card Stress? Help your child WANT to improve

Is your chlid’s REPORT CARD TIME a moment of stress ?

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What do Kids Hear When Teachers Say “Good, but More”?

With the start of school, I’m thinking about learning.  Specifically about helping my children learn at their best.

So, I’m applying lessons learned last year in my role as PTA Mom and tutor to kids with difficulty:

To elaborate on teachers’ expectations

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Word of the Month: Elaborate

In Paris, school begins next week, the first Tuesday of September.  Although école does conjure up images of friends, I mostly think of classes, homework, and the recurring feedback teachers give children:   “Approfondir!” Elaborate!

What does "elaborate" really mean? 

Who’s job is it to elaborate?  Just the students...or teachers and parents as well?

Where else does the concept apply?  At work?  At home? 

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Invest In Your Thoughts

What's odd with this picture?  The stairs never end.  Here's another erratic scene:

Child: “I need  ____.  Everyone has one.”  

Parent:  “Since when do your friends decide how I should spend my money?!”  

Who and how does one differentiate between needs and desires anyhow?   Sometimes, we parents are so distracted, we forget to consider the issue.  We just go with the flow.

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Kids Like Their School When I Know It & Like It

“How was school?” inquires Dad.  “Ugh,” replies his son. 

Thankfully, all children don’t respond with lethargy when it comes to school, but how absolutely frustrating it is when they do.  For on-line gaming and virtual networking they overflow with enthusiasm.  Reading, writing (u :( textin), or arithmetic = inertia.  (What’s that?  Review physics!)

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When Junior Grades Himself...

Grades ReviewHow do you get your child (a student) ready to listen, appreciate constructive criticism, and even change? Is that wishing too much? Compare the report card to the employee’s performance review.

In one of my first performance reviews, my boss asked me to evaluate myself first. It was eye-opening…and mind and heart opening too.

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Fast Forward to Your Future

Everything I needed to know about parenting teens, I learned at the Harvard Business School.

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Movie Review: LOL (Laughing out loud)

My dear sons,

I just saw the movie  LOL (Laughing out loud) and since it’s about the generation gap, I naturally thought about you.  So, I'm writing you this letter...

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Download the Futuristic Self Portrait

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