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Don’t Settle for Soul Destroying

The days and nights spent studying stuff you don’t care about are soul-destroying. Passion, identity, self-respect that is built from accomplishments that are meaningful — these are the building blocks of success. We need to take young people seriously. Radical

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How One Teen Left School to Pursue a Real Education.

I wanted to share a post I came across about how one girl persuaded her family to let her leave school, and take control of her own learning. If you are a teen or know a teen who might want

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Six Things You Can Do to Create a Better Learning Environment for Your Teen. (Some will surprise you!)

Grades are an illusion. Passion and insight are reality. –Seth Godin We all want our teens to be happy. We all want our teens to be well educated and ready to approach life as young adults, successfully and meaningfully.  However,

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Teens: Give Up the Boredom and Join Us! – Scholarship Opportunity

Are you a teen looking for something different for your education? Do you want to leave the boredom and drudgery of your school? Do you long to spend your time pursuing what you love? Do you believe there’s more to

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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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