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Summer’s Here! But What Will Next School Year Bring?

You made it!  This year more than ever, with all the changes that the Coronavirus has brought, the end of the school year is a big relief. I remember the excitement of the last day of school – both as a student and as the parent of school-age students.  No more worries about getting to…
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Just Call Me “Braben”

After repeatedly reversing the d in his name, Braden told his teacher, “Just call me Braben!” I laughed when I heard this because this young boy is so delightful and good-natured.  But on further reflection, this is the very last thing that I want for our dyslexic students – to have to spend their life…
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Brains Need Breaks

From Break to Meltdown in 30 seconds – How Did that Happen? At mile 20 of a 21-mile bike ride, my husband and I stopped to take a little break.  It had gotten warm and we wanted to remove a few layers.  When we started riding again, my legs let me know that “enough is…
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Did Einstein Feel Stupid Too?

I don’t like to point fingers at the schools because I know there are so many wonderful, caring teachers out there serving our kids and feeling terrible about those that they can’t seem to help, but Einstein’s quote does point out something that we find to be true all of the time at our center:…
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A POWERFUL Exercise from Mr. Rogers

I wanted to share an article with you that my husband David wrote to his business consulting clients at Thanksgiving.  It refers to business, but it’s relevant to us all, whether were building a business or building confident kids. Here it is.  Enjoy! A POWERFUL Exercise from Mr. Rogers Have you seen it yet? “A…
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Blessing: Exceptional Talent / Challenge: Lack of Focus and Follow-Through

My son was a music major in college and is currently in the music industry as Production Coordinator and Tour Manager.  If you know any really gifted musicians, then you probably understand what we mean when we refer to the “musician personality.” Musicians often seem to be in real need of a manager as their…
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