Many teens (and adults) suffer when they compare their grades (or earnings, vacations, etc.) to those around them. Master tutor Dr. P. gives parents a useful mnemonic to help us all avoid comparisons to others to achieve our full potential.
Operation Varsity Blues has many parents confused over what role, if any, parents should play in the college admissions process. Tutor and college counselor Dr. P. gives five tips to parents who want to support - but not control - their kids' college process.
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.