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New Data on Young Adolescent Suicide and What you Can Do

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr “It is now just as likely for middle school students to die from suicide as from traffic accidents.” (New York Times) Recently, The New York Times reported alarming data that young adolescents, ages 10-14, have experienced a rise in suicide rates.  These kids are so young! […]

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Teaching Children the Value of Commitment

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Commitment is a value; it means being dedicated, not quitting. In Jessica Lahney’s book, The Gift of Failure, she states that parents tend to shelter children from failure, thereby leaving them unprepared for when they actually do fail.  Parents often allow  children to quit when things don’t feel “comfortable”, […]

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Keeping Seniors Motivated during Second Semester

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr How do parents and teachers keep seniors motivated after they’ve submitted their college applications? Once college applications are submitted and graduation is in-sight, seniors tend to lose motivation. Teachers have reported that during second semester students tend to “drift-off” or not act like their usual selves. […]

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e.Merging’s Educational Consulting and Assessment Services

Written by Bethany Todd What are the best schools for STEM education? Can you help me find the right fit for my child? These are common questions our clients ask. At e.Merging, we understand that every child is unique. Therefore, we provide a wide range of services, working with our clients to create a personalized education plan […]

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Summer Programs at Top Boarding Schools 2017

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Jen Rigsby There are PHENOMENAL Summer Programs located throughout the country at TOP U.S. boarding schools. Below is a list of some of these residential programs. Take a deeper look at each program by clicking on the provided link. Most of these programs have too many options to […]

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2017 Denver Summer Camp Programs

Getting prepped for Summer Camps?! The time to think about 2017 summer camp programs is here and for some schools, the time to register is now! Get an overview of Denver’s Local Private School Camps here. We have complied a list of programs that will keep your kids stimulated and occupied. Regardless of whether your child is enrolled, many private […]

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The Reggio Emilia Philosophy and Inspire Preschool

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr The Reggio Emilia philosophy believes that when children guide their experiences they are allowed opportunities for self expression, and therefore become active participants in their own learning.  Students learn through exploration and project-based experiences, and are encouraged to engage all their senses. In a Reggio Emilia classroom, the teacher’s […]

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Parents Get Inclusive

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr Inclusion is a mindset. Inclusion is a culture. Inclusion is a right. Inclusion goes beyond the classroom. It’s a community e.Merging has partnered with Enlightened Inclusion. We join them in their mission: “committed to transforming the conversation around what it takes to create a culture that intentionally […]

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New Ideas on Teaching Gratitude

Written by Bethany Todd, in collaboration with Laura Barr In the month of December, when my children are constantly re-creating new Christmas lists, begging for gifts, asking for more candy, more treats, and just more, more, more, I’m reminded; I need to teach my children gratitude. My kids certainly do not have enough gratitude. And, neither do I.  Every […]

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Holiday Gifts that Support Creative Play

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Tis the season for shopping and deciding what you want to give your kids this year. Check out our holiday gift list and consider buying some toys and gifts that support creative play! These gift ideas support children’s free play, imagination and creations. Also, check out the resources […]

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