Nonacademic Skills

Interesting article. Of the current terms I particularly dislike “grit” because it sounds abrasive. (Ummm, grit IS abrasive.) But resilience and perseverance are inarguably necessary qualities for success. They’re probably too long for a catch phrase or large font book title. Alas. Nonacademic...
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Who Gets To Get Help?

On Sunday, the New York Times posted a front page article on the plight of families with a troubled teenager, and whether help was available to truly aid in treating such a young person. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/health/seeing-sons-violent-potential-but-finding-little-help-or-hope.html?_r=0 I appreciated Benedict Carey’s article.  But by focusing on potentially violent males, it missed...
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The Inspiration of an Educational Consultant in Atlanta

I’ve realized over the past few years in working as an educational consultant for families in Atlanta, New Orleans and throughout the South, that I try to balance a three-pronged approach. This includes clinical sophistication and expertise,  a thorough knowledge of schools and programs, and an ability to understand, relate to, support kids and their families. I’m basically a...
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What’s Changed?

I’ve just signed a new contract, committing myself to three more years in my wonderful office in the historic Brookwood Exchange Building. As I look forward to continuing to serve families in this welcoming spot, I am also thinking about how the choices available to my clients have changed over the last sixteen years. Before I began my practice, I returned to college for a graduate degree...
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