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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)
Learning How to Learn Organization & Study Skills Parenting

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
Learning How to Learn Organization & Study Skills Parenting

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
ADHD Executive Functioning Skills Learning How to Learn Math

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
Executive Functioning Skills Parenting

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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