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Student Mentors Build Leaders of Tomorrow

Meet Student Mentor Jack Maves Hi! I’m Jack and I am a current Junior at Chanhassen High School. I have a wonderful family with an older sister named Molly, a younger brother named Henry, and my parents Sara and Brandon. [...]

How Can I Help My Teen Avoid Self-Sabbotage?

If you’ve thrown your hands up because your teen spent 5 hours online playing video games or scrolling social media right after telling you they want to get their grades up in math and science, you are not alone. [...]

Introducing Executive Function Skills Coordinator & Learning Sherpa Cindy Geske

Wife, Shepherd, Sherpa Hello Yellow Parachute Families and Friends, I am happy to tell you that I have recently joined Yellow Parachute Learning Partners as the Executive Function Coordinator and Learning Sherpa. I currently live in Minnetonka with my [...]

How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

How Having a Vision Helps Your Middle & High School Students Do Hard Things My kids' sighs are barely audible above the sound of their eyeballs rolling out of their heads and across the floor when I bring up school [...]

We Are Made to Learn

When our kiddos were figuring out how to walk, we let them figure it out. We supported the effort and comforted the fall. We honored their pace, their style, their disposition because we had faith in the process. We knew that, ultimately as able-bodied children, they would walk.

How to Become (and Stay) Motivated!

It’s a New Year, and we have a chance to set the tone that will get - and keep - us motivated. I’m going to share a few tips for how you can help the students in your life get and stay motivated...

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 2

Last week, after sharing the painful realization that my son cannot pay meaningful attention during his online Physics X class, I promised to follow up with some tips for simple ways we help our kids practice paying attention.  In their [...]

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 1

The other day I listened in on my son’s Physics X class, which sets 9th graders up for a full year of physics in one semester and chemistry the next. Taught in a 2-hour block, it's a rigorous class with [...]

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