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To share the stories, philosophies, and resources that inform our unique approach to tutoring, to empower ourselves and our community in individualized learning, and to uplift families, educators, and students.
How Taking in a Foreign Exchange Student Helped My Family Learn to Love Better
How Taking in a Foreign Exchange Student Helped My Family Learn to Love Better
Parenting

How Taking in a Foreign Exchange Student Helped My Family Learn to Love Better

Ah, snowy mid-March in Minnesota. It’s a season that may make some of us wish to be anywhere but here. As you dream of warmer clim...
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Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias
Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias
ADHD Personalized Learning

Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias

As an educator with a deep desire to help struggling students and their families, I used to imagine myself as a rescue worker para...
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Living As You Leap: How To Succeed Outside The System
Living As You Leap: How To Succeed Outside The System
Personalized Learning

Living As You Leap: How To Succeed Outside The System

Yellow Parachute sprung from my desire to give every kid access to the education that he or she deserved. And true “access” meant ...
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From Pool to Parachute: How I Found My Purpose And How You Can Find Yours
From Pool to Parachute: How I Found My Purpose And How You Can Find Yours
Personalized Learning

From Pool to Parachute: How I Found My Purpose And How You Can Find Yours

Yellow Parachute’s mission is to inspire each individual to discover her or his unique gifts and use them to serve others—in short...
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How To Turn Family Conflicts Into Fun(ish) Puzzles
How To Turn Family Conflicts Into Fun(ish) Puzzles
Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

How To Turn Family Conflicts Into Fun(ish) Puzzles

Last week we waded into the fascinating world of Executive Functions (EF) in family dynamics. EF mismatches between parents and ki...
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I Asked My Kids To Set Their Own Bedtimes. Here's What Happened
I Asked My Kids To Set Their Own Bedtimes. Here's What Happened
Parenting Organization & Study Skills

I Asked My Kids To Set Their Own Bedtimes. Here's What Happened

More than a political-patriotic display of unity or might, the Olympics, for me, are incredibly moving. Watch an Olympic athlete i...
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How Asking For Help Makes Space For What Matters
How Asking For Help Makes Space For What Matters
Parenting Organization & Study Skills

How Asking For Help Makes Space For What Matters

This fall, Shauna Niequist’s, Present Over Perfect inspired me to clean out my closet, which in turn inspired me to clean out my l...
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Emotional Healing For An Organized Home With Suzanne van Dyck
Emotional Healing For An Organized Home With Suzanne van Dyck
Organization & Study Skills

Emotional Healing For An Organized Home With Suzanne van Dyck

Keeping a neat home is tough, and even tougher when kids are involved. It isn’t only the toys and sporting equipment that make org...
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How Productive Teens (And Parents) Get It Done In 5 Steps
How Productive Teens (And Parents) Get It Done In 5 Steps
Parenting Organization & Study Skills

How Productive Teens (And Parents) Get It Done In 5 Steps

Cultivating good habits is hard. You need to decide what habits are “good” in the first place, make a plan for acting on them, and...
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How My Son’s ADHD Helped Me Stand Up To My Perfectionism
How My Son’s ADHD Helped Me Stand Up To My Perfectionism
Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn Parenting Executive Functioning Skills ADHD

How My Son’s ADHD Helped Me Stand Up To My Perfectionism

I wear a lot of different hats: educator, CEO, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend. Sometimes I feel like I’m wearing all these...
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