Student Stories Trina is a first year college student. She hasn’t declared a major and feels a lot of pressure to get it done. What is holding her back? Wanting to make the right choice and not being sure what that is. The external pressure to choose is creating an...read more
You are so enough. Just you. As you are. This is the message I am passionate about helping students hear and embrace. Subtle Messages When I look back over experiences we’ve had as a foster family and interactions with student clients, I confess I just feel sad at how...read more
Do you have anything fun planned for today? As parents and youth advocates, I believe it is imperative that we create space and time for fun. Not just fun for our kids or the students in our lives, but fun for ourselves. Because, let’s be honest, life with kids means...read more
How Hopeful Are You? Ever wonder how hopeful you are from a scientific perspective? If so, you can find out here with a quick Hope Scale survey. Scientist Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., has dedicated part of his professional career to the fascinating study of hope; how to...read more
Thinking Styles One of my favorite academic coaching tools to help students in the classroom is called Thinking Styles. The concept is incredibly simple, and really the key to decoding what teachers want and how to ensure true learning has taken place. We each have a...read more
"My whole life has fallen apart!" If you spend any time at all working with or raising teens, you are familiar with variations of those moments when the rails come off and the young person before you adamantly believes all is lost and/or has fallen apart. In all...read more
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