Building a Better Student: Rich and Famous

For whatever reason we’re entertained by surveys, and when the subject matter is kids we’re entertained even more. (Kids and puppies always make for guaranteed interest, right?) We’re suckers for the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Maybe we want to see if kids are interested in our own […]

Help your Kids Figure Out What to Do After High School

When kids graduate from high school, they have many options to make sure that they take a life path that is going to work well for them. Each of the four options below will help parents to point their children in the right direction. Some people need to go straight to college after high school, […]

Building A Better Student: Jynafer

As an author, I’ve signed plenty of books through the years. When people get them as gifts for their kids, I’ve learned to ask for the exact spelling, regardless of the name. What you’re sure is J-e-n-n-i-f-e-r could very well be J-y-n-a-f-e-r. I’m not kidding. At one book signing I had a mom explain to […]

Women’s Wages Aren’t as far From Men’s as You Might Think

I’m guessing this infographic will get a rise out of more than one person at first glance. Take some time to read on through though and I think you’ll see why I like it so much. The commonly held notion that women make less than men because of an underlying current of inequality and discrimination […]

Building a Better Student: Slow Death

(Most of the Building a Better Student columns are intended for parents and teachers, but this one was written for students. If there’s a young person in your sphere who could benefit from this, please share.) Imagine taking just one single puff from a cigarette and immediately falling over dead. If you knew that would […]

Five Things Parents Should be Teaching Their Kids about Education

Parents generally agree that education is important for their children’s success. It is more difficult to find agreement about how to teach children about the importance of education. What message do parents want to send to their children? Here are five things parents should be teaching their children about education: 1. Education leads to better […]