Age: Teens

Is perfectionism a problem for your child?

Alissa spends several hours a day trying to flawlessly perform her gymnastics’ routines. To a casual observer, her movements look amazing for a twelve-year old athlete. However, Alissa is critical of most everything she does in the gym, using that … Continue reading

6 common false beliefs about ourselves

Believing something doesn’t make it true. In my sessions with kids and families, I routinely listen to ideas that people believe or feelings that they experience that simply aren’t true. Here are the most common misunderstandings I hear in my … Continue reading

The 4 traits of success graduation speech

I’ve never been asked to give a graduation speech, but I have one ready in the unlikely event I’m ever invited to speak about the science of success. Here’s what I’d say. “As most of you have discovered, loving adults … Continue reading

Can social media hurt college recruitment?

On paper, everything checks out. John Doe is a model student, making the honor roll every semester. He had perfect attendance through high school. He was active in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He lettered in every sport and broke … Continue reading

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