How families can coach the life qualities in their children
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How your child can develop 22 of the most important life qualities

Each year, many children enroll in martial arts programs. They progress through belts, learn their styles, and get in better physical shape. Is that all there is to it? What if you, as a parent, could make the most of the opportunity to help master the qualities your child needs for life? What are ...

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Man trapped behind chain link fence. Many barriers prevent or interfere with success in college.
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How to Overcome 10 Common Barriers to College Success

Over 100 students returning to college were surveyed between May and November, 2017 on their barriers to success. They rated 60 skills, attitudes, and life situations from very low to very high. These 60 areas contribute to doing well and are known risk factors. I list the top ten most frequently id...

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The 5 “highs” that can change your life. How to get your best career fit.

College comes with a price: uncomfortably high student loans. Before taking the loan, confirm that your degree measures up. The best career best fits your dreams. Consider the 5 "highs" that make a huge difference to working in your field, high demand, high knowledge, high satisfaction, high meaning...

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Person reading and highlighting. Highlighting is one of a number of often recommended but provably ineffective methods of studying.
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Wasting your time studying? How to and How not to Study.

Many posts and articles in the last few years have broken my heart. They give counter-productive techniques to studying that not only waste your time, but set you up for frustration and disappointment. Several teams of learning scientists analyzed the research and found the most effective and ineffe...

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Foster Civility. A High School Student Teaches: THINK Before Speaking.

How much of the rhetoric we hear in the media is bitter and mean? A local high school student describes a solution to help students, and the rest of us, learn the art of civility, in part by using the THINK strategy before speaking. Craig Ritzman won an essay contest sponsored by Westminster College...

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