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Mission Statement

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.
Jump In Coaching
Jump In Coaching
Stress & Anxiety Personalized Learning Parenting Organization & Study Skills Middle School High School Elementary School

Jump In Coaching

"We are not winning at distance learning today. The youngest is already back in bed. He was so crabby he refused to do his school ...
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Redefining “Routine”
Redefining “Routine”
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Stress & Anxiety Organization & Study Skills Executive Functioning Skills

Redefining “Routine”

Routine (noun) rü-ˌtēn.  A regular course of procedure. Habitual or mechanical performance of an established proced...
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Three Cs for Success in Schooling from Home
Three Cs for Success in Schooling from Home
Teaching Stress & Anxiety Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

Three Cs for Success in Schooling from Home

Last week almost every parent in Minnesota, and across the United States, was thrust into a new and unfamiliar role… that of a hom...
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Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame
Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery ADHD Stress & Anxiety

Recovery from Perfectionism and Shame

As a recovering perfectionist, I am keenly aware of times when shame has clouded my perception, especially when I have felt critic...
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Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Stress & Anxiety

Neuroplasticity

Photo: Neural Plasticity: 4 Steps to Change Your Brain & Habits Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in negative patterns with your ...
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The not-so-secret ways to reset your brain
The not-so-secret ways to reset your brain
Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery Stress & Anxiety

The not-so-secret ways to reset your brain

Yellow Parachute thinks about the whole picture when it comes to succeeding in the classroom. Just like a coach must consider the ...
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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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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
Stress & Anxiety Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

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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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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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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Calling in the Jump Squad Part 1: Eight Signs You Need a Tutor
Calling in the Jump Squad Part 1: Eight Signs You Need a Tutor
Stress & Anxiety Parenting Personalized Learning

Calling in the Jump Squad Part 1: Eight Signs You Need a Tutor

Your kid works diligently at a certain subject but becomes increasingly frustrated as it fails to click. You gear yourself up for ...
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Learning Coach Gabriela Grosshans, inspired by neuroscience, pancakes
Learning Coach Gabriela Grosshans, inspired by neuroscience, pancakes
Personalized Learning Math Stress & Anxiety Learning How to Learn

Learning Coach Gabriela Grosshans, inspired by neuroscience, pancakes

As a Yellow Parachute Learning Coach, Gabriela tutors math, science, and Spanish, including ACT, SAT subject tests, and IB and AP ...
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Making It Stick Part III: How To Get Teachers and Parents Off Your Back And On Your Side
Making It Stick Part III: How To Get Teachers and Parents Off Your Back And On Your Side
Teaching Stress & Anxiety Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn Parenting Executive Functioning Skills

Making It Stick Part III: How To Get Teachers and Parents Off Your Back And On Your Side

In 2018, we’re launching a new learning-to-learn curriculum, based on the latest research from educational and clinical psychologi...
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Improve Sleep And Study Time With Aromatherapy
Improve Sleep And Study Time With Aromatherapy
Stress & Anxiety Organization & Study Skills Parenting

Improve Sleep And Study Time With Aromatherapy

Home fragrance has come a long way from the synthetic aerosols and potpourri of yore. More than creating ambiance, a growing body ...
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