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Planning and Parenting Guidance
College, graduate school, independent day and boarding school applications and school visits, essay editing, sports and social schedules are all activities of the season. Combined with the upcoming demands of holiday planning, it's enough to stress even the calmest of families.
Working with an independent advisor can often relieve some of the parent/child tension points that occur during this busy time. Be sure to:
- Plan family activities that do not involve academics;
- Encourage your child to exercise and eat well. Did you know that 14-18 year olds eat the equivalent of 34 teaspoons of sugar every day?;
- Resist the temptation to over-book, building some "chilling-out" time into everyone's schedule.
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