How to Build on Last Semester, Good or Bad

A Fresh Start For most students, a new semester is about to begin. Depending on how your student performed last semester, you may feel excited, anxious, nostalgic, nervous, hopeful, or scared (or a combination). But no matter how they performed, what an incredible opportunity they have to continue a positive trend, or completely reverse historical [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Better Grades, College Prep, Confidence|0 Comments


FIVE THINGS NO ONE TELLS TEENS ABOUT MONEY THEY NEED TO KNOW Human beings adjust behavior based on the metrics they’re held against. Dan Ariely, Professor of Behavioral Economics, Article – Harvard Business Review 25 WORDS Here is a cliff note summary of Parts 1 through 3 of this series in 25 words. Start today. Read [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|College Prep, Confidence|0 Comments

Great Money Habits Every Teen Needs to Succeed! Part 3

Three Questions Every Teen Must Answer to Sustain Success with Money “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” Mark Twain THE PROBLEM WITH ALICE IN WONDERLAND Alice in Wonderland has stood the test of time. It is a classic. It shares wonderful wit and wisdom. Alice: “Where [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|College Prep, Financial Aid, Mental Health|0 Comments

Great Money Habits Every Teen Needs to Succeed: Part 2

The One Secret Every Teen Should Know To Have Mega-Money Success “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” Benjamin Franklin  THE ONE SECRET The one secret every teen should know to have mega money success is: Your money habits will [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|College Prep, Confidence|0 Comments

Parents Get Your Kids into Extracurricular Activities!

I so rarely hear kids talking about doing hard things today. You know, the kind of things that take some real grit to accomplish. Parents, have you noticed the drop in general participation all across the board in extracurricular activities at all levels and all ages? Is it at least partially because we are all [...]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Better Grades, College Prep, Confidence|0 Comments

“I just dropped my child off to college… what am I supposed to do, now?”

A child’s transition to college can be one of mixed emotions for a parent. When I meet with parents in the fall when their child has left for college, they are filled with feelings of excitement, pride, anxiety and fear.  This milestone carries intense meaning for both children, as they take their first formal step [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|College Prep, Confidence|0 Comments

Helping Your Child Make Better Decisions

Instruct: As a coach, consultant and training facilitator, one of the factors that seem to be lacking in our culture is personal accountability. In fact, the research for developing an psychometric assessment that I use for people development, Trimetrix©, quantifiably proves my point..  We hear the excuses and blaming of others it in the media, [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Better Grades, College Prep, Confidence|0 Comments

Great Money Habits Every Teen Needs to Succeed, Part 1

Two Money Choices You Will Never Regret, Ever "Success leaves clues." Anthony Robbins Choice One. Be the Boss of Your Thinking Question. What is great about Play-Doh? What is great about Play-Doh is you can take charge of shaping it. You can create and build what you want with it. The same are true about [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|College Prep, Confidence|0 Comments

SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Every parent with aspirations of sending their child to college realizes that college is expensive. However, there are only a small percentage of those parents that realize there are opportunities to receive free discounts on college simply by enrolling in a program called SAGE Tuition Rewards, a points program for college similar to a frequent [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|College Prep, Financial Aid|0 Comments

Putting High School Sports In Perspective

It is 7:00 am at the Grand Central College Town USA fuel stop, A.K.A. Joe's Coffee House. The sidewalk comes to life as the South East High School track team runs by us preparing for the start of the track season. Daniel remarks, "Don't they know how much time and energy they are using up [...]