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Category Archives: Life & Career Success

Middle School: Wonder Years Meets, “wonder who she is?”

Welcome to middle school. The younglings are becoming little adults – middle schoolers are not as cute as children or as fascinating as teens, says Madeline Levin, author of Teach Your Children Well. Welcome to acne too! We’re talking about the ages of 11-14 as kids try to adjust to their growing body and the social dynamic… Continue Reading

If a Holocaust/concentration camp prisoner can find meaning in their day, can you?

In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, author Victor Frankl talks about how some victims of the Holocaust were able to find meaning in their lives. Frankl’s book is now very well known, as is his strategy for surviving one of the worst travesties in the history of man. Frankl, and others like him, who… Continue Reading

Come on get happy

Being an adult and a college prof, I’m used to asking students, “So, what do you want to do after school?” I recently asked this question of one of our kids sitters and was first delighted, then disappointed in hearing the answer. She is an amazing babysitter, and it was a pleasant surprise when she said… Continue Reading