Note: This post is mostly about children who plan to go to college…college is NOT the answer for all children, and we parents must be open to the different paths our children choose, even if they are not the ones that align with our dreams for them.
Preparation. What do you think that means?
Posted in College Years - Young Adulthood, Middle School through High School, Parenting and Management
- Tagged advanced degree, career, children, college, communication, education, management, parenting, preparing for college
The ability to read, write, communicate your ideas, and to synthesize what you read into what you do is integral to how successful you will be. There is a direct correlation between your ability to read instructions and perform the tasks they specify… and your job performance. Continue reading
Posted in Birth through Pre-school, Kindergarten to Middle School, Middle School through High School, Parenting and Management
- Tagged communication, education, parenting, reading, teaching children to read, teaching children to write, thank you notes, writing
When you work in the corporate world you become aware of the unethical, the unscrupulous, and those who will do or say anything to get ahead. Sometimes you are even lucky enough to become aware of them before they climb over you with stiletto heels or meticulously polished Italian leather loafers. Continue reading
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- Tagged 7 Habits, academics, building trust, cheating, education, emotional bank account, honor code, integrity, management, parenting, school
In the business world, you quickly become aware of the influential people and managers in your department. I submit to you that it may help to think in these terms when meeting your children’s teachers through the years. Continue reading
Posted in Kindergarten to Middle School, Middle School through High School, Parenting and Management
- Tagged back to school, Campus Advisory Council, education, elementary school, high school, junior high, middle school, PTA, PTO, teachers, volunteering in the classroom
Management wastes resources if we are not continually training our workforce. Training keeps people interested, informed and vital to our operation. If we are not life-long learners, we are also wasting resources and the habit of continual learning begins at home. Keeping education as a focus in your family isn’t always easy, but the payoffs are long-lasting and well worth the effort. So let’s talk about investing in education…higher education, that is. Continue reading
Posted in Middle School through High School, Parenting and Management
- Tagged buying college, buying education, colleges that change lives, education, grad school, graduate school, Loren Pope, management, parenting, undergraduate