Thank you

From: XXXXXXXXX 12/21/2016 To cwoodfin@bestschoolforyou.com Christie, In a million years, I will never find the way to thank you for what you have done for our son and family. Having a remarkable son who struggles with anxiety and all the social challenges that go with that, has been heartbreaking.  And yet because of what you have recommended and what my husband and I have had the courage to...
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How to Raise a Child

PHRASES like “tiger mom” and “helicopter parent” have made their way into everyday language. But does overparenting hurt, or help? While parents who are clearly and embarrassingly inappropriate come in for ridicule, many of us find ourselves drawn to the idea that with just a bit more parental elbow grease, we might turn out children with great talents and assured futures. Is there really...
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How to Choose a College

MY niece Leslie is still more than nine months away from sending in a college application and more than 18 from stepping into her first college class, but already she’s swimming in numbers: the average SAT scores for one university’s student body; the percentage of applicants another school admits; how much money, on average, the graduates of yet another school tend to make once they’ve been in...
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Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

By Eduardo Briceño A growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, persevere in the face of setbacks, and become more effective learners. As more and more people learn about the growth mindset, which was first discovered by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, we sometimes observe some confusions about it. Recently some...
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This made my Day!

This email started my day: I am the mother of Jason E___ a student from New Orleans, (Hurricane Katrina) that was recommended by you for NMH.  Thank you for giving my son a chance. Jason is graduating in May from Loyola of NO with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Our first to graduate from college. I am forever grateful. Oh, Wow!
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