Age of Opportunity Explains the Science of Adolescence

I’ve just finished reading the book Age of Opportunity – Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. At 217 pages, it’s not an overly long book but it is absolutely packed with information. I did spend a lot of time reading it (normally I’m a pretty fast reader) because I was […]

Your child can perform better at GCSE exams – tips for parents

As a parent, you want your child to do well on their GCSE exams. You know that good scores could be important to their continued studies and future career. Of course, you want to help, but you may be unsure about how to do that. Don’t worry. You don’t need to be an expert in […]

Six Benefits Of PSAT and SAT Preparatory Courses For Your High School Student

The SAT and PSAT standardized tests can create a substantial amount of stress in the lives of both high school students and their parents. People often become frozen when facing the fact that these tests play a big part in determining their educational future. Given the importance of these tests and the weight that they […]

Help Your Child Get Back Into School After a Long Vacation

Going back to school after a 3-month vacation is certainly not easy. Considering that kids are used to playing all day long, it can be tricky for parents to make a whole different schedule for them. Make a plan with at least 2 weeks in advance to help your child get used to his new […]

Study Reveals Persistence as Important as IQ in Achieving Success

To some, the word “grit” conveys determination and perseverance. To residents of rural areas of the U.S., “Grit” is a folksy magazine that caters to agrarian interests. Add the word “True,” and “Grit” is the title of John Wayne’s only Academy Award-winning performance vehicle. And like Wayne himself, the word “grit” evokes images of supreme […]

College Students Need to Choose Majors Wisely

Happy Tuesday, Heroes! I thought you’d enjoy a peek at the infographic below about college majors and what choices can result in good paying careers. I do think that looking at the pay structure of any field is a good idea, but we shouldn’t encourage our young people to make their career choices based solely […]