Keri's blog

Phone-Sick at Camp

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:32pm -- Keri

Leaving for sleepaway camp is, for many children, a major step toward independence. Today, when cellphones keep parents and children in nearly constant contact, the fact that most camps have phone-free policies makes breaking away even more of a challenge.

End of Year Awards

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:56pm -- Keri

Several administrators at a recent conference asked my opinion on year-end student awards and assemblies. At their schools, they typically rewarded students who had straight A’s or who had GPA’s above a certain cut-off point.

Why the Needle Isn’t Moving

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 2:32pm -- Keri

Well-meaning parents want their children to succeed. For ten frustrating years, my colleagues and I have been telling parents what a monumental pile of studies consistently show to be the keys to a child’s later academic, emotional, psychological, and financial success.


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