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Why Finding Your Voice Takes Hard Work
Why Finding Your Voice Takes Hard Work
Learning How to Learn

Why Finding Your Voice Takes Hard Work

“She’s a natural.” You’ve heard it a million times regarding a talented athlete, academic, artist, musician—anyone who performs ab...
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Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
Holiday

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your partnership. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.
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Elevating a Family’s Gifts with Christine Patka
Elevating a Family’s Gifts with Christine Patka
Parenting

Elevating a Family’s Gifts with Christine Patka

These past several weeks, we at Yellow Parachute have been thinking deeply the big themes of the holiday season: family values, gr...
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Rethinking Student Voice and Choice and What it Means to be a Learner

“You’re never going to feel like it,” offers Mel Robbins in reference to working out. I’ll add: “But you’ll never regret it when y...
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Slowing Down to Avoid a Wreck and Find Resilience
Slowing Down to Avoid a Wreck and Find Resilience
Parenting Stress & Anxiety

Slowing Down to Avoid a Wreck and Find Resilience

It’s a good thing I slowed down to 35 mph last week because we encountered some major bumps in our familial road. In fact, let’s c...
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A Dirty Word for the Holiday Season: Checklist. (It’s Not What You Think, I Promise.)
A Dirty Word for the Holiday Season: Checklist. (It’s Not What You Think, I Promise.)
Executive Functioning Skills Parenting

A Dirty Word for the Holiday Season: Checklist. (It’s Not What You Think, I Promise.)

We’re in the midst of the Holiday Season, which is wonderful and terrible at the same time. I hope you don’t mind me saying that—I...
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Thanksgiving Gratitude
Thanksgiving Gratitude
Holiday

Thanksgiving Gratitude

We are so grateful for your partnership. Wishing you a holiday filled with goodness with your family and loved ones.
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Wherever You Go: There You Are.
Wherever You Go: There You Are.
Executive Functioning Skills Parenting

Wherever You Go: There You Are.

I’ll say it once again: Life moves fast. We click along at a furious pace, pulling in and out of our driveways, shuffling and shut...
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How Knowing Where You Are Helps You Get Where You Want to Go
How Knowing Where You Are Helps You Get Where You Want to Go
ADHD Learning How to Learn Parenting

How Knowing Where You Are Helps You Get Where You Want to Go

As ever-adventurous neighborhood travelers, my daughter and I attempted a new shortcut to her friend’s house this weekend. We also...
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Exploring Core Values With Rachel Moran, LMFT
Exploring Core Values With Rachel Moran, LMFT
Parenting Stress & Anxiety

Exploring Core Values With Rachel Moran, LMFT

That SAT score, that perfect college, that flawless photo of our dinner on Instagram: when did everything become so external to ou...
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How to Heal the Heartbreak of Underachieving Children
How to Heal the Heartbreak of Underachieving Children
Executive Functioning Skills Parenting Stress & Anxiety

How to Heal the Heartbreak of Underachieving Children

Each of us has seasons of increased and decreased productivity in school, work, and life. When we prioritize time and bandwidth, s...
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Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes
Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes
College Search Process High School

Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes

With all the external pressure that students face surrounding their college search, it can be difficult for them to know what kind...
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How To Foster Focus and Build Meaning Into Your Kids’ Lives
How To Foster Focus and Build Meaning Into Your Kids’ Lives
Parenting

How To Foster Focus and Build Meaning Into Your Kids’ Lives

Dear Parents,I wrote to your kids last week. If you haven’t shared with them my letter, please do. Forward. Or print it out. Tape ...
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Fostering Focus and Building Meaning Part II: Lessons from Your Kids’ Favorite Teacher
Fostering Focus and Building Meaning Part II: Lessons from Your Kids’ Favorite Teacher
Organization & Study Skills Parenting

Fostering Focus and Building Meaning Part II: Lessons from Your Kids’ Favorite Teacher

Does your kid have a favorite teacher? Maybe even teachers, plural? They’re amazing, aren’t they? The work your kid will put in fo...
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How To Foster Focus and Build Meaning Into Your Kids’ Lives Part I
How To Foster Focus and Build Meaning Into Your Kids’ Lives Part I
Executive Functioning Skills

How To Foster Focus and Build Meaning Into Your Kids’ Lives Part I

Dear Parents,I wrote to your kids last week. If you haven’t shared with them my letter, please do. Forward. Or print it out. Tape ...
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