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Getting Rid of Squirrel-Brain: How to Work Smarter Not Harder
Getting Rid of Squirrel-Brain: How to Work Smarter Not Harder
Learning How to Learn Organization & Study Skills

Getting Rid of Squirrel-Brain: How to Work Smarter Not Harder

Dear Generation Z, aka iGens, aka “teenagers,” I’m worried about you. I know, I’m a worrier. But this world isn’t like it was when...
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The Best and Worst Ways to Battle Anxiety
The Best and Worst Ways to Battle Anxiety
Stress & Anxiety

The Best and Worst Ways to Battle Anxiety

There aren’t enough capital letters on the keyboard to express my concern for the way I see anxiety shredding the confidence and u...
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How To Do The Things You Don’t Like Doing (And How YP Can Help)
How To Do The Things You Don’t Like Doing (And How YP Can Help)
Parenting Organization & Study Skills Learning How to Learn

How To Do The Things You Don’t Like Doing (And How YP Can Help)

Ok, so when it comes to getting to the gym, I’m pretty disciplined. But I’m disciplined because I enjoy it—the adrenaline, the foc...
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One Family’s (Almost) Decade With Yellow Parachute
One Family’s (Almost) Decade With Yellow Parachute
Personalized Learning Test Prep

One Family’s (Almost) Decade With Yellow Parachute

You may recall our friend and professional organizer Suzanne van Dyck from our post on letting go of the clutter in your life. Suz...
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How Talking To Yourself Helps You (And Your Kids) Learn
How Talking To Yourself Helps You (And Your Kids) Learn
Organization & Study Skills Parenting Learning How to Learn

How Talking To Yourself Helps You (And Your Kids) Learn

Do you talk to yourself? I do. Like when I’m making a list of things to pack for the cabin, helping a student with a science quest...
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Celebrate Success With Jennifer and Evelyn Zick
Celebrate Success With Jennifer and Evelyn Zick
Math ADHD Learning How to Learn Executive Functioning Skills

Celebrate Success With Jennifer and Evelyn Zick

When Jennifer Zick’s first child was diagnosed with ADHD in first grade, Jennifer was scared. “As first-time parents, the diagnosi...
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How YP Fosters Student Success
How YP Fosters Student Success
Learning How to Learn

How YP Fosters Student Success

Did you know researchers have found that students typically make poor choices when they attempt to learn information on their own?...
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Ties That Bind: How Perfectionism Keeps You From Moving Forward
Ties That Bind: How Perfectionism Keeps You From Moving Forward
Learning How to Learn

Ties That Bind: How Perfectionism Keeps You From Moving Forward

Perfectionism seeps in and attaches itself to every healthy intention. It blinds a soul to what is good, normal, and right, result...
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How To Make The Most of Teachable Moments
How To Make The Most of Teachable Moments
Parenting

How To Make The Most of Teachable Moments

How are the conversations with your kiddos going? I’m a little bit behind my goal. I had two ten minute conversations—really good ...
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Setting Goals With Your Kids? Expect Push-Back
Setting Goals With Your Kids? Expect Push-Back
Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

Setting Goals With Your Kids? Expect Push-Back

So. How did your goal-setting conversations go, everyone? Anyone? Okay, I’ll start: mine were...so-so. I talked with each kiddo se...
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Lost In Translation: How I Learned To Stop Co-authoring  My Kids’ Dreams
Lost In Translation: How I Learned To Stop Co-authoring  My Kids’ Dreams
Parenting

Lost In Translation: How I Learned To Stop Co-authoring  My Kids’ Dreams

For a long time in our house, the parental catchphrase, “Remember your goal” led to grumpy retorts, which led to tense “conversati...
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What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
Teaching Stress & Anxiety Reading & Literacy Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills Middle School Math Learning How to Learn Test Prep College Search Process High School Executive Functioning Skills Essays & Writing Elementary School ADHD

What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything

We spend a great deal of time telling you the how and why or our teaching, what inspires us, and how we hope to inspire our studen...
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The Secret Of Life (Well, A Secret Of Life)
The Secret Of Life (Well, A Secret Of Life)
Learning How to Learn

The Secret Of Life (Well, A Secret Of Life)

In the introduction to his international bestseller, The Alchemist, (a YP recommendation as a summer MUST READ for kids 13-130) Pa...
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Hot And Cranky Wins The Nothing: Getting Along With Your Family This Summer
Hot And Cranky Wins The Nothing: Getting Along With Your Family This Summer
Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

Hot And Cranky Wins The Nothing: Getting Along With Your Family This Summer

We’re not into the dog days of summer...yet. Maybe the puppy days? With June coming to a close, your house might be turning hot an...
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How Knowing Your “Why” Helps You Know You’re Enough
How Knowing Your “Why” Helps You Know You’re Enough
Parenting

How Knowing Your “Why” Helps You Know You’re Enough

Newsflash: I’m an ultrasensitive, feedback-seeking individual. Try that on for size: I want to know exactly what you’re thinking a...
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