Yearly Archives: 2013

Reconnecting with your kids

How do you go backwards and repair damage from authoritative parenting to partnership based parenting? I think that at any  point- when the parent shifts from control/authoritative to a partnership paradigm,  a more positive relationship and healing from the past

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It’s not Quitting– It’s the Modern Day Equivalent of Hunting a Lion.

I just posted an article  about  5 reasons to let your kids quit school, but I’m inspired by something I read yesterday by Erika Christakis   —What the Pygmies Can Teach Us About Child Rearing,  about using evolution to guide

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5 Reasons to Let Your Teen Quit School and A Few Educational Alternatives to Consider

(Photo Credit: High School: Poor Unhappy Test Results Post Card by prophoto Make postcard designs on zazzle.com) You love, or know, or are  an unhappy teen in school. Are you the unhappy teen?  For the purpose of this blog, I’ll

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5 Reasons You Should Let Your Teen Quit School

You have an unhappy teen in school.  Perhaps she’s more interested in non-academic subjects and just isn’t focused on her schooling;  perhaps the social scene is not a fit; perhaps she’s chomping at the bit to do something else, but

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Alternatives to Traditional High School

Do you know a teen unhappy in school?? Here are 6 alternatives you might check out. 1. INDEPENDENT STUDIES PROGRAMS A. District-based. Many school districts have independent studies programs. This is a place to start. Public independent studies programs have

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Stop Stealing Dreams

A couple quotes from Seth Godin’s TED talk: “If it’s work, we try to figure out how to do less; if it’s art, we try to figure out how to do more. And when we put kids in the factory

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“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your

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