Barbara’s Blog

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The Fall & Rise of Jake Pullman

Evelyn the mother of four boys sat hunched over a throw pillow on her living room sofa. Tears filled her eyes. Terry, her husband, sat at the far end of the sofa with his arms locked tightly across his chest. I had just finished meeting with their son Jake, the identifiable cause leading to the call for my help.

5 ESSENTIALS TO GUARANTEE AN ENJOYABLE THANKSGIVING

How to Avoid Holiday Stress: Advise all guests to park grudges outside the door List foods to be served on the refrigerator door Plan a family game Make seating arrangements in advance & note with place cards Have take home containers available for leftovers. Thanksgiving is a time to share with family […]

EASY STEPS TO BUILDING VOCABULARY

A  student has 20 vocabulary words to learn for homework before each weekly test. Each week the student struggles to memorize the words, but has yet to receive a passing grade on the tests. What can students do to be more successful, and better yet, own the words for their comfortable vocabulary usage? […]

PREPARING FOR THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

This time of year high school seniors are well into the college application process. And underclassmen are feeling the pressure to build good resumes in preparation for their turn through this process. After reading the article in Monday’s, November 9, Washington Post, “Hey, colleges: Care about my grades, not my […]