Last week, a student bristled against my encouragement as a tutor to not give up in the face of a challenge. She found my suggestion that there would even BE challenges in her academic future "condescending." How did we get here? How do we turn this ship around?
When parents ask me, a tutor of teens, how to encourage their child to persist in the face of setbacks, I recommend that THEY fail and show their kids that the world doesn't end. Failing at competitive swimming taught me those lessons in HS.
As a kid, master tutor Dr. P. was often reading while her friends played outside. Abandoning her need for introversion when she became a teacher, Dr. P. discovered that profession's extroverted demands left her drained. As a tutor, though, she's honoring her "ambivert" nature -- and she's happier than ever!
February brings thoughts of LOVE, and what type of love is more important than a child's love for themself? The first of a month-long series on LOVE, this issue shares master tutor Dr. P.'s top 3 tips to nurture your child's love for themself.
Even committed goal setters (like master tutor Dr. P. herself!) often skimp on this last step of the goal setting process. But, it's crucial to revisit long-term goals at the end of each month and to make changes to the goals and / or your action plan if things didn't go as planned.
"To accomplish great things," Anatole France wrote, "we must not only act, but also dream." True, but dreams without actions remain dreams! This week, master tutor Dr. P. (Crimson Coaching Founder and President Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) discusses how to create an action plan for your 2019 goals.
Master tutor Dr. P. guides parents through how and why to help their teens to set goals for the new year. She includes a set of 10 questions you can ask your child to jumpstart the brainstorming process.
The most important step to FULFILLING goals is writing them down. Master tutor Dr. P. teaches parents how to guide their teens through this second, crucial step in the goal-setting process in this week's Desk to Nest blog post.