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By: Clarissa Constantine Wednesday September 7, 2022 comments

Options

Photo by Vladislav Babienko on Unsplash Options. ‘I just want him to have options.’ How many parents have I heard utter these words? In 24 years of being a test prep coach, you can guarantee I’ve heard them a lot. A. LOT. And it’s usually a statement used to back up their fervor of encouraging (nagging/hassling/cajoling/whatever-ing) their high school kids (more often than not, their boys who seemingly couldn’t give a care about their future) into earning good grades and trying harder on their SATs, ACTs, and... Read More


RAISING CONFIDENT KIDS, ONE THOUGHT AT A TIME

Friday April 10, 2020 comments Tags: Jen Lebo

RAISING CONFIDENT KIDS, ONE THOUGHT AT A TIME

I always promised myself that I’d never use 'that' type of language around my kids. You know the words I’m talking about: diet, losing weight, being fat, not being thin enough, good enough, smart enough,… enough. I was going to do it differently than my mom did. I was going to teach my kids that they need never diet, that they were beautiful and amazing, and that they deserved to love themselves. Self-worth. Yeah, self-worth was what I was going to teach them. But then one day, my youngest son came to me in tears. He... Read More




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