Thank you

From: XXXXXXXXX 12/21/2016 To [email protected] 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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Why IECA Members travel so much?

Mark Sklarow, the Executive Director of IECA, wrote a great article on why IEC   IECA_Why-DO-IECA-Members-Travel
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The APA Discovers Wilderness

I wanted to share an article with you that has just come out. It is the cover article for the professional magazine of the American Psychological Association. I think it is of great interest to parents and folks who do what I do alike. And I’m excited about it! The educational consultant who is quoted, Dr. Andy Erkis, is a colleague in Ohio with whom I collaborate often. And, of course,...
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Parenting At Its Best

There’s a wonderful article in The New York Times by Madeline Levine recently about the best sort of parenting.  (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/opinion/sunday/raising-successful-children.html?_r=1).  Her observations closely parallel those of my friend Dr. John McKinnon in his books The Unchanged Mind and To Change A Mind. Here’s a bit of Levine’s premise: For an infant to...
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