Gumption Traps (A Guide For Teachers and Parents)

Curious about gumptions traps (and how to get out of them?) In this post, you’ll learn where the term comes from, and how you can guide your students through them. Gumption Traps (What Are They?) Gumption is another term for motivation, momentum and excitement about a project. A gumption trap is an event or circumstance … Read more

5 Year Old Not Adjusting To Kindergarten: Should I Worry or Not?

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Is your child struggling in kindergarten? You are not alone. In the article that follows, we’ll discuss kindergarten standards and reasons why your child might be struggling to meet them. 5 Year Old Not Adjusting To Kindergarten Introduction If you are searching this query, then something must be happening in your life to cause it. … Read more

My Son Dropped Out of College. Now what?

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Some of the hardest parenting moments I’ve ever had are the ones where I just have to sit back and watch my children make their own decisions. In most of the situations, I felt like I knew best what she should do. And it was downright PAINFUL to watch her choose the opposite of what … Read more

How to Convince Your Parents to Get You an iPhone

Look, I am a parent. My kids are approaching the age where they know and understand what phones are, and that phones are AWESOME. As a parent, knowing the problems that phones cause for ME as an adult, I am nervous about putting the same device in their hands. But IF my child were to … Read more

Is Rowing Hard to Learn? (Coach’s Perspective)

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Rowing is challenging, I’m not going to lie. I personally love the sport of rowing, having been a part of it for many years (albeit a few years back). I participated on a crew team in college and then worked with various clubs for years before settling on my professional career, which sadly, paid more … Read more