Multilingualism – Do You See What I See?

Having grown up in a country where learning a second language is mandatory as well as living in several places where English is not the national language, I have often heard it discussed that Multilingualism has its advantages. However, what is the current view on speaking multiple languages? According to a study by Samantha Fan […]

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Keep Calm and Summer On: Tips to Skip the Summer Slide

Seven Ways to Skip the Summer Slide Blues Face it. Your kids work hard all year long – studying, reading logs, multiplication tables, research projects, extracurricular activities, and more. By the time the weather turns warm, students are ready to head out the door singing “School’s Out for Summer” at the top of their lungs. […]

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School of Hard Knocks

School of Hard Knocks? Would you participate in a sport that results in somewhere between 1-in-5 to a 1-in-20 chance of significant head injury over a four-month time frame? Injuries such as these result in weeks of headaches, dizziness, nausea, blackouts and impaired mental performance, particularly repeated blows, along with the prospect of longer term […]

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How Does the Sense of Smell Affect Your Brain?

Did you know that your sense of smell is the only sense that is not filtered by the cortex of the brain? Yes, that is correct. All others: sight, sound, taste and touch are filtered before we can react to them. Since smell is not filtered, we are unable to consciously control our reaction to […]

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Is Your Teenager Prepared for Adulthood?

Have you ever thought about whether your young adult is ready to go out unassisted into the world? Are you the type of parent who does everything for your teenager and they let you? A friend of mine told me years ago that when he first went to college and shared a room with another […]

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Generalist or Specialist – which way to go?

Generalist or Specialist – which way to go? When we’re at school we’re expected to be generalists. Every subject must be mastered and teachers put a lot of pressure on children and their parents in an attempt to make this somehow happen. Then we leave school and suddenly we become specialists in some particular field […]

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A.D.H.D. Rates Rise Around Globe, but Sympathy Often Lags

A.D.H.D. Rates Rise Around Globe, but Sympathy Often Lags By Katherine Ellison posted in the New York Times Last year, Sinan Sonmezler of Istanbul refused to keep going to school. His eighth-grade classmates called him “weird” and “stupid,” and his teachers rebuked him for his tendency to stare out the window during class. The school […]

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Dyslexic CEOs

Dyslexic CEOs By Susan McCrossin The discussion around successful people who also have dyslexia is an interesting one with both sides of the debate analyzed – those who have dyslexia and succeeded in spite of it and those who don’t have dyslexia theorizing about why that might be. As someone who used to have dyslexia […]

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