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The Power of Authentic Listening: At Home and In the Classroom

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr   “Listen to me”, we all beg of our children. But, do we ever stop to explain what we mean?  I imagine that many of us don’t. However, explaining what we mean could improve communication and understanding between our child or students and yourself. Improving communication […]

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Connecting Elders and Teens: The Value of Inter-generational Programming

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Research shows that powerful things happen when we link elders and students. It’s important for different generations to engage and interact.  The purpose of inter-generational planning is to serve the community, build character and promote emotional health for both generations involved. Maurice Elias, Professor of Psychology and […]

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How White Lies Undermine Teaching our Children Honesty

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr   A white lie is defined as a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone’s feelings.  However, I don’t believe that a lie can be harmless. Nick Galifianakis, a cartoonist for the Washington Times enlightened me with his recent cartoon in which two young kids are […]

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Summer Resources and Programs for Gifted Students in Denver

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Are you wondering what to do with your gifted student over the summer? Below is a list of resources and ideas for engaging gifted children, as well as resources to create community for your child and family. Summer is one of the best times for social interaction […]

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How to Pick a Preschool and the Importance of School Tours

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Last week, we posted an article entitled How to Pick a Preschool in an Hour or Less. While I agree with this in some ways, I believe that it’s a bit misleading. In order to pick a preschool, you have to have do research, participate in school tours, […]

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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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