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Race to Nowhere: The Pressure on Overachieving Children

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I feel as though I am sounding like a broken record, but I have education on the brain a lot lately. Yesterday I spoke about how and why to avoid having your children placed on a remedial track in public school; but what about children like me who are placed in advanced tracks from Elementary school? Is it beneficial? What are the ramifications of having high expectations set on you for achievement from a young age? We look at our overachieving smiling kiddos and assume they’re happy, but a lot of times they are under tremendous tension. Continue reading →

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Your Child is Not Remedial: The Problem with Tracking

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The other day I wrote about shedding the labels others put on you and learning to Identify Yourself. Little did I know how timely it was because I had a conversation with some moms today that really got me…heated. Every so often I get a glimpse into what others are experiencing with their children and it just makes me ache inside. I am a Homeschooler, and although I don’t believe there is a clear cut answer for how everyone should educate their children, I believe other options need to be explored when there are definite issues with the current state of affairs. Continue reading →

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Identify Yourself – You Are Not Your Labels

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Identify yourself. What meaning does the breath in your lungs hold? Have you stopped to think of the eternal consequence your existence has on humanity? You were not created to go through the conveyor belt of life without having impact. Yet some people walk around as though they are a negligible entity. This is one of the most harmful lies ever conceived in the heart of man. It is not true – not for me, not for anyone. Continue reading →

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5 Common Myths of Homeschooling

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Growing up on Long Island, I didn’t know a single person who was Homeschooled, however I had very clear ideas about what it meant. It was weird. Their families were secluded, cut off from society, secretive. Homeschooled children were socially awkward, academically behind, and judgmental. Yet despite all this, as I got older and started thinking about having my own family, my heart was settled that Homeschooling was exactly what I wanted to do. I told my husband, who I was dating at the time, and he agreed. Then we kind of forgot about it. Continue reading →

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Why I Will NEVER Sell Young Living Retail

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Over the weekend Pierre and I got into a disagreement. He and I are both passionate, stubborn, strong-willed, and opinionated, so it happens. I wouldn’t have it any other way. We compliment each other with different points of views and varying solutions to challenges. Often he makes me see things in a way I hadn’t thought of, and I am able to open my mind to new concepts. Not this time. My beloved business and marketing guru hubinator suggested that I sell my awesome Young Living essential oils retail. He said I should not only concentrate on offering wholesale memberships, but also on getting customers – because those customers can lead me to people who will want wholesale memberships and may one day become wholesale members themselves through exposure to the product. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea? Not to me. Continue reading →

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