Category Archives: Academic Life Coach

Use it or lose it

Use It or Lose It There are no bad teens, only overstressed and underdeveloped Here is my mindset as I approach my work with teenagers: All teens want desire success now and in the their future Teenager come wired to succeed. Everyone dislikes failure. So when teachers see a "lazy" student, I see a teenager…
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For Whom Coaching Works

For Whom Coaching Works Academic life coaching for teenagers does have a few conditions Most teenagers do arrive for their first academic life coaching session kicking and screaming; dragged in by their toes by their parents or an authority figure. Yet, that frame of mind needs to change for coaching to be effective. And it…
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Chasing Squirrels

Chasing Squirrels Can mobile apps improve a teens persistence in goaling? I have project attention deficit disorder. Well not officially. Nor is that phrase a recognized disorder. All the same though, I've got it. My past (present) is littered with project ideas started, then never completed. As an educator, I obtained grant funding for numerous…
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Reduce Teen Stress

Reduce Teen Stress Creating sustainable organizational systems - Reduce teen stress Organization is a family affair. So is chronic stress. The symbiotic nature of the two is undeniable. If even one family member is out of sync with a proposed systems, or, ongoing organizational systems that navigate daily family affairs, an obvious family wobble appears. Arguments…
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Task Completion Strategies

Task Completion Strategies Avoiding a teenage inevitability of project procrastination by learning task completion strategies It has happened to me. As he ate his morning breakfast, my 16-year-old son drops the project bomb after asking him if all is well for the day - "I've got a 10-page report due in four days." "And no, I haven't…
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