The current economic climate is having a significant impact on women. The industries hardest hit by furloughs and layoffs – hospitality & tourism, education, and service jobs, were staffed predominately by women. Many of whom are working moms, supporting multi-generational family members while balancing work and motherhood. For all of us, navigating this challenging … [Read more...] about How To Network And Increase Your Social Capital
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I have three teenagers. One's in college. One's about to apply. One is still blessedly clueless about the hell to come her way. So the other day, I was surprised to hear their high school principal announce to an auditorium of parents, "Schools need to put the joy back into the experience of applying to college." I felt like standing up and shouting "Hallelujah!" like a … [Read more...] about Making Caring Count in College Admissions
Sometimes it’s so hard not to get caught up in the craziness that is parenting. We all want our kids to get ahead, to have an edge, to be the best they can be. From the day our children are born, we worry about whether they’ll get into a top college. We sign them up for soccer when they’re three, for art classes and drama classes and swim lessons. By the time they’re … [Read more...] about Extracurricular Activities: What’s the End Game?
I recently deactivated my Facebook account, and I already feel my inner spirits rising anew, unencumbered by the “pokes” and “likes” of my 600+ social media “friends.” I created my Facebook page a few years back for professional reasons. As a business tool, it worked well. It helped create an online community for people to discuss the subject of my book, TORN: motherhood and … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Making You Depressed?
The College Board announced this week that it is going to make sweeping changes to the SAT beginning in 2016. Criticized both for giving an advantage to wealthy kids who can afford expensive test prep courses and also for creating extreme anxiety for students due to the unpredictability of what will be tested, the SAT has long been in need of a … [Read more...] about How Will The New SAT Affect Your Kids?