Building a Better Student: Students of Divorce

Michelle has an interesting dilemma. She and Ryan divorced four years ago, and today they share custody of their pre-teen son and 13-year-old daughter. Many split families understand exactly the frustration that Michelle is experiencing. Ryan does not share her attitude toward academic discipline. A former Dean’s List graduate – and now a prosperous CPA […]

Working Towards Balance

[begin somber voice-over]As the pendulum swings…these are the days of our lives.[end voice-over] Ever feel like you live your life swinging from one extreme to another? It’s maddening, isn’t it? I don’t like extremes much. Absolutes are fine, but extremes I avoid. Schooling the older boys in particular has not been easy over the years. […]

I Am A Happy Camper

I haven’t given you any updates on our school progress in quite a while, Internets. The short story is things are going well. We have issues to work on, make no mistake about it. But overall we’re progressing along well. The Mercenary hasn’t complained about having to do his schoolwork in a long time. Yes, […]

Paper is Evil: Dealing With Kids’ School Papers

Another big and often overwhelming source of paper is kids’ schoolwork. There are a few things you can do to manage the oceans of paper that sneak into your home via the backpack. First, decide whether you’re going to keep it all or just a few select items. If it’s a “keep it all” situation, […]