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5 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for College and Career - Part 5 Dec 20, 2021

Tip #5: Encourage asking for advice

Every parent wishes their teenagers would come to them for advice. And in those rare occasions when they do, we often screw it up.

We know that we have a wide variety of advice we would love to give them, but they often seek elsewhere: the Internet, their...

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for College and Career - Part 4 Dec 12, 2021

Tip #4: Teach them to identify healthy and toxic behaviors

We have all been there. The tragic ending to a relationship, the toxic friend.

In hindsight, we feel like we should have known better, should have seen the signs, should have been able to avoid the pain and heartache.

But hindsight is...

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for College and Career - Part 3 Dec 06, 2021

Tip #3: Embrace Curiosity

Certainty is deceptive. There is always another perspective.

On the other hand, uncertainty and curiosity can be chaotic and time-consuming. Even dangerous, if you talk to the cat.

But curiosity drives creativity and passionate connection to people and the world. As life...

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for College and Career - Part 2 Nov 29, 2021

Tip #2: Identify THEIR values

Values clarify decisions for both individuals and companies.

In fact, a good business plan establishes values early on, since the values (ideally) guide everything else.

Your children have grown up around your spoken and unspoken values; you reveal your values...

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Teen for College and Career - Part 1 Nov 22, 2021

Tip #1: Teach them how to fail.

You will fail. And so will your kids.

In small ways and big ways. In ways that you may not even realize yet.

Emotions of frustration, anger, sorrow, even depression can accompany failure, especially if the failure is something you have invested large amounts of...

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Your high schooler may not be as prepared for college as you think. Nov 02, 2021

My first year in college I was depressed. Sure, I attended classes and school activities, played frisbee golf and participated in clubs, but I was still depressed.

Few others knew what was happening inside of me, as I wasn’t sure why I retreated into sleep more often than I needed to. Naps...

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3 Tips for Your Child's Success
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3 Tips for Your Child's Success Oct 25, 2021

Most parents do everything possible to get their kids into college and help them succeed, but is it enough? Especially during the pandemic, parents are spending over US$123 Billion in 2020 on private tutoring. 1

And tutoring costs are on top of other fees, like music lessons, sports, and/or...

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LifeLaunch Masterclasses - A Case Study
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LifeLaunch Masterclasses - A Case Study Oct 21, 2021

Karalese came to the LifeLaunch Masterclasses on the recommendation of her father.

High school can be tough.

As a senior in high school, she faced all the stresses of classwork, time management, and friend drama.

Through the masterclasses, Karalese learned several things.

She learned to deal with...

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Don't Make This Mistake
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Don't Make This Mistake Oct 14, 2021

High schoolers are often overworked and undervalued.

After teaching in public, private, and international schools for almost 30 years, I can confidently say that few high schoolers know how powerful they are.

Everything in their lives says that they are not ready to do anything...

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Five Critical Reminders on How to Not Lose Touch with Your Teen Oct 14, 2021

Inspire by example—vulnerability and transparency. As I’m sure you have encountered, both as a child and as a parent, your child’s perception of you changes as they get older. Teens can become disillusioned by the “humanity” of their parents, realizing intuitively or...

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