Monthly Archives: May 2012

For Your Bookshelf

One of our favorite authors, child psychologist Michael Thompson, has a new book, Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow (Ballantine Books, May 2012). Learn more about it or purchase a copy at … Continue reading

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Study Tips for Final Exams From Gia Batty, Learning Specialist

Around this time of year, we get lots of questions about how to study for finals.   The truth is that it’s not much different than preparing for regular assessments, but it does not always feel that way to students. Here … Continue reading

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Extreme Parenting? Or a Race to Nowhere? by Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School

When my wife Sarah and I first became parents almost 22 years ago, I recall someone saying to us, “Well, there really isn’t a manual for parenting–so you just need to trust your instincts and go for it.” Today, a … Continue reading

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Let’s Bring Back Phones with Cords by Erika Guy, Dean of Students

For a long time, I thought that the single greatest triumph of my adolescence was convincing my parents that I needed a phone extension in my upstairs bedroom. At the time, we had but one phone in the house (we … Continue reading

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Traveling Young by John Gifford, Head of Middle School

Occasionally, I get together with Middle School administrators from other independent schools. These gatherings are valuable opportunities to exchange notes and share opinions.  The conversation occasionally turns to the topic of school trips and many of my colleagues will aggressively … Continue reading

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